While the majority of our time and focus is on building families, we also advocate in Circuit Court and before the South Carolina Supreme Court for our clients to be made whole from injuries they sustained due to the negligence of others.
We do not accept many civil cases, but when there is a significant injury or injustice, we commit our firm’s resources, time and energy to vindicate our clients’ rights. Our firm takes particular interest in pursuing novel claims or unique legal theories. In one such case, we obtained a $3.75 million verdict for our clients and were the first to obtain a damages award against the State of South Carolina that was double the statutory limits ($1.2 million), by proving that two occurrences of negligence had occurred.
We review civil cases for no charge. We believe your injury should be appropriately valued, and reflect the serious long-term financial and medical consequences you and your family will experience.
None of this information should be considered as a description or characterization of the quality of the firm’s representation and in no way should be interpreted as a guarantee of a specific result for your case or any case. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merits.
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With sperm or egg donation, the intended parent(s) may connect with a prospective donor through an agency, their fertility clinic or on their own. Depending on how they connect with their donor, the intended parent(s) and their donor may need to enter into a “donation agreement” where they directly contract with each other. At other times, they may only need to execute a detailed consent document with their fertility clinic.
Because the legal requirements vary by situation, whether you’re an intended parent or a prospective egg or sperm donor, it’s important that you consult with an experienced ART attorney to make sure you understand the risks and liabilities associated with a gamete donation.
Many times in cases where the intended parents and gamete donor don’t know each other, the necessary legalities are taken care of at the time of donation at the fertility clinic where it’s performed. However, not all medical clinics’ egg donor contracts and sperm donor agreements address the same issues, which is why we still recommend a donor or intended parent work with a lawyer to ensure all the necessary legalities are covered. If you’re planning to work with an intended parent or gamete donor that you know, it will be best to work directly with an ART attorney from the very beginning of the process, too. Read more through the link below.
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