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Offline Camsie

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I wonder if anyone can help? I am a solo parent and have a 2 year old daughter conceived with donor sperm. I have recently been trying to conceive again. I had a call from my doctor yesterday to say that there has been an incident at the sperm storage facility and one of my ampoules has been thawed and re-frozen in error causing the ampoule to be redundant. I only had 2 ampoules left and there is no more available from the donor. I'm in shock and still trying to process this information, my doctor said that he is reporting it to the HFEA and will speak to the clinic again today to get more facts but potentially do I have a legal case here? Had anyone else experienced this? Getting pretty devastated right now.
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    Offline LouGhevaert

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    « Reply #1 on: 12/05/17, 09:53 »
    Dear Camsie

    I am sure this came as a horrible shock.

    Your stored sperm is very precious.

    You will need to contact a specialist clinical negligence lawyer for advice on whether you have a claim against the clinic. That specialist lawyer can advise on whether the breach of duty (the wrongful thawing of your stored sperm) has created a legally viable claim for loss that can be compensated.

    I hope this helps a little.

    Best of luck.

    Louisa

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    « Reply #2 on: 12/05/17, 11:04 »
    Thank you Louisa. Do you know of any London solicitors that would be appropriate?

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    « Reply #3 on: 19/05/17, 12:37 »
    Dear Camsie

    Whilst I cannot make any recommendations you could make initial inquiries with Fieldfisher, Irwin Mitchell, Leigh Day and Stewarts Law. They appear in tier 1 of the Legal 500 - http://www.legal500.com/c/london/insurance/personal-injury-claimant

    Take good care.

    Louisa