Chart Faces Defective Product Claims Over Destroyed Embryos

Oct. 6, 2020, 1:24 PM

Chart Industries Inc. must face design and manufacturing defect claims over the failure of a cryopreservation tank that resulted in the destruction of over 600 human eggs and embryos, a federal district court in California said.

The 133 complaints filed against the tank maker satisfied federal court pleading requirements, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said Monday. The court denied Chart’s motion to dismiss.

The complaints in the consolidated cases included far more detailed allegations about the tank, its functions, its alleged failure, and the alleged harm the failure caused than is needed to state a ...

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