Archive for the 'human tissue' Category

Couple win battle to save frozen embryos from destruction – The Times

“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.”

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The Times, 10th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Yearworth and Others v North Bristol NHS Trust – Times Law Reports

Yearworth and Others v North Bristol NHS Trust

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note that the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Yearworth and others v North Bristol NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Yearworth and others v North Bristol NHS Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 37; [2009] WLR (D) 34

“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

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Cancer sperm men win court battle – BBC News

“Six male cancer patients have been told they can claim damages after a hospital freezer broke down and destroyed their frozen sperm.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cancer patients seek damages after frozen sperm is destroyed – The Times

“Six cancer sufferers who lost their only chance of fathering children when a hospital freezer broke down and destroyed their sperm samples were at the centre of an unprecedented compensation claim yesterday.”

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The Times, 25th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Widow faces battle to use dead husband’s sperm – Daily Telegraph

“A widow is facing a landmark legal battle to use her dead husband’s sperm after a court ruled it may have been unlawful to remove it from his body.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Stillborn’s four years in jar spurs mother to NHS Trust legal action – The Times

“A mother said she had been ‘disgusted’ to discover that the body of her stillborn son was kept in a jar for four years rather than cremated.”

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The Times, 29th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ban on fathers collecting stem-cell blood at births – The Times

“New rules for the collection of cord blood have triggered a row between the Human Tissue Authority and Virgin Health Bank (VHB), a private company involved in the process.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MPs back organ donor law change – The Observer

“An overwhelming majority of MPs support adopting a new system of organ donation, because the shortage of donor kidneys, hearts and lungs is so severe, a survey carried out by The Observer has found. Of the 120 who responded to a poll last week, 97 said they were in favour of proposals to change current rules, so that everyone would automatically be considered a donor after their death, unless they had opted out during their lifetime, or relatives objected.”

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The Observer, 20th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Organ supply ‘can be boosted without new law’ – The Times

“Greater effort and more money could increase organ transplants by 50 per cent without a change in the law, a task force set up by the Government says.”

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The Times, 17th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

PM backs removal of body parts without consent – The Independent

“Gordon Brown is sympathetic to calls for hospitals to be allowed to remove organs from dead patients without explicit consent, but families would have a veto which would allow them to stop organs being used to save the lives of others if, as expected, the Government brings in a system of ‘presumed consent’.

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The Independent, 14th January 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Organ donation a “Christian duty” – BBC News

“The Church of England has declared organ donation to be a Christian duty, in keeping with giving oneself and one’s possessions freely.

 It [the Church] was taking part in a House of Lords consultation on whether there should be an EU-wide position on organ donation.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctors’ rebellion forces embryo research U-turn – The Times

“Ministers performed a U-turn yesterday over the future of fertility treatment and research using hybrid human-animal embryos. After a revolt by doctors, scientists and patients, first reported in The Times, the Department of Health announced that it was scrapping its controversial money-saving plan to merge the watchdogs for fertility treatment and human tissue.”

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The Times, 9th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sellafield body parts inquiry grows, says QC – The Guardian

“The barrister investigating the removal of body parts from Sellafield workers and those at other nuclear plants over 30 years said yesterday that he expected the number of cases would rise beyond the 65 already disclosed by BNFL.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Law Explored: selling yourself – The Times

“The exhortation ‘get out there and sell yourself!’ might be good advice. It depends who takes it. It works well for politicians and commercial representatives but less well for anyone who wants to sell their internal organs or their sexual services.”
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The Times, 16th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Gambler tried to sell his kidney online – Daily Telegraph

“A gambler who touted one of his kidneys over the internet to pay off his debts has today walked free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Alder Hey lawyer to investigate Sellafield body parts scandal – The Times

“The senior QC who led the inquiry into the Alder Hey stolen organs scandal has been appointed to investigate news that the Sellafield nuclear site secretly stored and tested tissues and organs taken from the bodies of dead employees.”

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The Times, 18th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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