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Women Get $15M for Lost Eggs and Embryos in Fertility Clinic Meltdown

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On the morning of March 11, 2018, five fertility center clients received an email alerting them to an “unfortunate incident” at their San Francisco clinic. A malfunction in the tank storing thousands of eggs and embryos had caused a temporary loss in liquid nitrogen, exposing them to unsafely high temperatures. The tissue they had harvested and stored in hopes of a future pregnancy might have been permanently destroyed.

This week, a jury awarded the families nearly $15 million in damages, in what may be the first-ever jury award for lost eggs and embryos.

“This is a historic verdict,” Adam Wolf, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told The Daily Beast. “Nothing will ever put the plaintiffs back in the position they should be in… but the jury’s award showed how much they understood the devastating effect this has had on the plaintiffs.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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