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.”
- ‘I Was Wrong’: MMA Fighter Rosi Sexton Apologizes to Fallon Fox for Transphobic Comments
- Leon Black Ally Joined MoMA and Apollo Boards Just Before He Stepped Aside Over Epstein Scandal
- UNN awards N1,000 to best graduating students as prizes
- Putin Thanks Biden for Inviting Him Back Center Stage
- Cops Confuse ‘ANTHRAX’ With ‘ANTIFA’ in Hunt for Violent Protester