“A couple spoke of their joy and renewed desire to have children last night after ministers allowed them to keep frozen embryos that otherwise would have been destroyed.”
The Times, 10th September 2009
from the Inner Temple Library
Court of Appeal
“A sample of sperm from a person undergoing chemotherapy, which a hospital stored in case he became infertile after the treatment, was that person’s property and its loss or damage was capable of establishing a claim in negligence.”
The Times, 10th February 2009
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“The sperm sample of a person undergoing chemotherapy treatment, stored by a hospital for his benefit for future use in case the treatment made him infertile, was property owned by him whose loss or damage entitled him to bring an action for negligence. Moreover, where the circumstances showed there was a bailment of the sperm to the hospital unit storing it, a cause of action for bailment could arise for its loss or damage sounding in damages for psychiatric injury and/or mental distress.”
WLR Daily, 5th February 2009
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