Northwestern Memorial Hospital is facing suit after allegedly failing to maintain its cryopreservation and storage system.

Identified as John Doe No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 1, the two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, citing negligence.

The complaint states in April 2012, the defendants had a facility for the cryopreservation and storage of semen/testicular tissue specimens in cryogenic preservation tanks.

The plaintiffs claim that the defendants were negligent in that their cryopreservation and storage procedure failed, causing the loss of and/or damage to John Doe's semen/testicular tissue specimens that were stored.

They are being represented in the case by attorneys Michael K. Demetrio and Matthew T. Jenkins of Corboy & Demetrio P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L009306.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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