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Liability Risks Associated with Mismanagement of Sperm Specimens

Laboratory personnel working in fertility clinics need to be diligent in their management of sperm specimens. Laxity in record keeping, failure to properly maintain sperm specimen, inattentiveness, and misconduct by laboratory personnel unnecessarily exposes fertility clinics and their staffs to potential litigation. A single lawsuit for mismanagement of sperm specimens can not only be financially devastating, but can ruin the careers of all those involved. In addition to civil monetary actions by plaintiff attorneys, mismanagement of sperm specimens can lead to loss of licensure and credentialing of fertility laboratories and their staffs. In this article, we review….

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