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A Canadian first: Surrogacy fees awarded as cost of future care

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 11:15 AM | By Michelle Quinn

A Canadian court has for the first time awarded damages for surrogacy fees in Wilhelmson v. Dumma 2017 BCSC 616.

Mikaela Wilhelmson, the plaintiff, survived a horrific, high-speed, head-on collision that killed three other people, including her boyfriend. The collision occurred in Surrey on Aug. 13, 2011. She was the sole survivor.

In the wake of the collision, she was flown by air ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and was resuscitated back to life when she arrived at the emergency department. She was taken to...