Family loses lawsuit after man masturbates himself to death in sperm bank

19 September 2014 - 12:32 By Times LIVE
Sperm swim towards an egg. File photo.
Sperm swim towards an egg. File photo.
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In 2012 23-year-old Chinese medical student Zheng Gang died of a heart-attack while masturbating in a Hubei sperm bank.

According to the International Business Times, it was the fourth time he had donated that week, and his family blamed the bank for his demise.

Zheng was found dead in one of the clinic's stalls when staff noticed he had been in there for two hours. Although medics tried to revive the student, he was eventually declared dead due to a heart attack.

The family apparently blamed the sperm bank for the Gang's death, and sought $648,545 compensation in a lawsuit claiming the sperm bank forced him to sign up as a sperm donor and pressured him to make frequent donations of his seed.

The court didn't agree with this - and they only got 5% of their compensation claim to cover funeral cost. The family appealed and lost.

The courts figured this guy was 23-years-old, it was his own fault he signed up as a donor and besides he was encouraging his male friends to sign up too.

Hardly signs that he needed pressuring into his frequent dates with Rosy Palms and her five daughters.

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