A woman who purportedly had to undergo a hysterectomy after two laboratories failed to diagnose her cervical cancer may seek reimbursement for the money she subsequently spent trying to have children through a surrogate, a judge has ruled.

“The plaintiff claims the defendants’ negligence deprived her of the ability to naturally bear her own children. [C]ertain aspects of that deprivation, if proved, are compensable,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger held in Rigger v. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, 113557/02.

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