Judges allow brain-damaged woman to spend £2.5m compensation on IVF

Judges allow brain-damaged woman to spend £2.5m compensation she received after being hit by a bus on IVF treatment to ‘give her life meaning’

  • Lawyers representing the woman, who is in her 30s, asked judges to approve bill
  • They said she thinks that having a baby will give the woman’s life more meaning
  • Mrs Justice Lieven said the woman could not be identified in media reports

A woman given £2.5million after suffering severe brain damage when she was struck by a bus is set to spend some of her compensation on fertility treatment.

Lawyers representing the woman, who is in her 30s, asked judges to approve the spending on IVF. They said she thinks that having a baby will give her life more meaning.

Mrs Justice Lieven gave the go-ahead in a ruling published after a London hearing of the Court of Protection, which considers issues relating to people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Mrs Justice Lieven gave the go-ahead in a ruling published after a London hearing of the Court of Protection 

The woman was a student at the time of the accident in 2012 and has been left with a number of health problems, the judge said in the ruling.

She was awarded damages after her lawyers sued the bus company. She now lives with her parents.

Mrs Justice Lieven said the woman could not be identified in media reports of the case.

Lawyers representing the woman, who is in her 30s, asked judges to approve the spending on IVF. They said she thinks that having a baby will give her life more meaning

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