Recoverability of the costs of surrogacy: XX v Whittington Hospital

This blog is by Charley Turton of 12 King’s Bench Walk

The factual background

The Defendant trust admitted negligence in failing to detect in Ms X signs of cancer from smear tests carried out in 2008 and 2012 and from biopsies performed in 2012 and 2013. Ms X developed cervical cancer for which she required chemo-radiotherapy treatment which in turn led to infertility and severe radiation damage to her bladder, bowel and vagina. Continue reading “Recoverability of the costs of surrogacy: XX v Whittington Hospital”

Forged Consent & Damages for the Cost of Raising a Healthy Child

In this blog Ted Cunningham of 12KBW examines the recent decision in ARB v IVF Hammersmith v R [2018] EWCA Civ 2803 in which the Court of Appeal confirmed that a parent cannot recover the pecuniary cost of bringing up a healthy child, regardless of whether that alleged loss arose in tort or out of a breach of contract.

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