Doc Botches Abortion - Forced to Pay Support[Pic+]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in

After a failed abortion, the Doctor was ordered to pay $1,250 a mth. until the child is 25. Was the judgement fair?
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Male 286
"By that logic, if my mechanic doesn`t fix my car then he has to make the payments for me."

Yeah, i was kind of wondering if they let this happen, doesn`t it sort of set a kind of precedent?
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Male 40,739
[quote]Stop performing abortions Doc. You obviously suck at it.[/quote]
@aj: BAD PUN! BAD! (lolz, it`s subtle though!!)

It`s fair! This idiot doctor will now have to pay higher insurance premiums, just as the "mother" will have increased financial responsibilities too. A lump-sum isn`t as good as payments over time. Both combined are the best!
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Male 39,902

By that logic, if my mechanic doesn`t fix my car then he has to make the payments for me.

NICE!
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Male 165
I wonder what the doctor would have to pay for this mishap?
The 22-year-old mother, who has three other children, told her family she knew something was wrong when she heard something `crack`.

Baby decapitated
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Male 15,261
Quite right too. Now girl is lumped with a baby and probably has her future knocked for six.
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Male 1,010
An similar case hit the courts here in Norway in the 90`s. It was a man that had been sterilized in 1986, but he knocked up some woman later and he sued the hospital, claiming they should pay for the child`s upbringing. It went all the way to Supreme Court, where he lost, on grounds of that having a child is a unconditioned gift, and regular fairness. He wanted to keep the child though and said that he would be responsible for it`s upbringing. Just not the financial part.

It raises interesting damages- law questions, both US and European courts have similar damages- rules but some courts, like the Norwegian court opens up for other considerations than financial loss and culpability etc..
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Male 11
@Tobunshi
My feelings...you hurt them. sniffle sniffle.
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Male 678
@chobo
"your a idiot"

*You`re an idiot. Oh, the irony.
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Male 364
Who cares? The insurance pays anyway.
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Male 11
This makes no sense...how do you fail? Its not like cancer or something(where operations can remove some tumors and the cancer still spreads), it happens or it does not..how did they not know the abortion was a success? And oldollie, your a idiot..I disagree with late term abortion unless a safety risk to the mother, but early term??? If the fetus can not survive outside the body of the mother then its not murder. 7 billion of us and counting, mistakes happen..get off your high horse.
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Female 6,381
The child is completely normal, save for an unexplained fear of vacuum cleaners.
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Male 4,793
16 year old kid: Mom, why do we get these checks every month?

Mom: Oh, you see, when you were still inside me i tried to abort you, but it didn`t work. So I sued the doctor to make him pay for you.

16 year old kid: Holy fu*k that`s worse than being adopted!
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Male 15,832
He ought to be glad he wasn`t thrown in prison for attempted 1st-degree murder.
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Male 1,745
Why call it child support, just call it malpractice suit and the docs insurance pays the total?
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Female 2,549
It sounds odd because it`s a monthly payment. Judge could have slapped a lump sum malpractice fine. Same thing.

It`s easier for the doc financially to spread it out.
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Male 2,988
not fair at all
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Male 39,902

And they say American courts are stupid.
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Female 129
I think it`s fair.
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Male 1,073
"That`s because medical malpractice is a civil matter, not a criminal matter."

Tell that to Conrad Murray - Michael Jackson`s doctor - who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in connection with MJ`s death.
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Male 1,268
Man, too bad Charlie from It`s Always Sunny didn`t get this deal.
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Male 1,754
I feel like if you kill someone out of pure negligence, criminal charges should be filed and you should lose your license to practice. Just my opinion.
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Male 3,842
[quote]Not one doctor faced criminal charges[/quote]

That`s because medical malpractice is a civil matter, not a criminal matter.
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Male 1,754
LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! THAT DOCTOR GOT OWNED!!!

Honestly, not enough doctors answer for their mishandlings in hospitals. Kaiser injected the wrong medicine into my friend and they gave him 100x the amount you`re actually supposed to give of this wrong medicine. He died in 4 data because it deteriorated his brain. Not one doctor faced criminal charges. The family win a civil suit though. Chris Wibeto. You can look his story up.
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Male 1,471
What a great thing to tell the kid when he gets a little older.. "I wanted to abort you, but the doctor botched it. So to alleviate the pain and suffering of having you, i sued him"..

That`ll probably not leave emotional scars, right ?..
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Male 10,338
Fair. You win some, you lose some.

Stop performing abortions Doc. You obviously suck at it.
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Male 3,894
However, if the mother didn`t really want the baby, she could have given it up for adoption. It`s not the doctor`s fault that you chose not to give up the child after the birth--he should have had to cover the medical costs of the pregnancy and birth, but no more than that.
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Male 3,894
That said, this is a Spanish case and not an American case, and as such they probably don`t follow the practice of "common law", which makes usage of such precedents.
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Male 214
the doctor has been held liable for all damages and hardships resulting from the birth

every time anything unfortunate happens to the child, it can sue the doctor afresh.
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Male 3,894
@bigfatdynamo--you`re a little late on that one, there have already been lawsuits made and won over failed vasectomies. The doctor can be found negligent if they fail to warn the patient of the possibility of the vasectomy`s failure, or if they fail to perform the procedure correctly.
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Male 3,842
@Solvent - do you read before you post?
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Male 2,841
By this logic I should be paid millions for a failed vasectomy.
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Male 3,842
[quote]I wonder how failed vasectomies might fit into this precedent...[/quote]

You have to sign a waiver before the procedure, stating that you understand vasectomy is not 100% guaranteed. Therefore you can`t sue if the procedure does not succeed. In fact, I even had to go to a boring little class explaining it in numbing detail. Had to sign that they explained to me 1 out of every 100 vasectomies fail. Also had to have a test two months after the procedure, and if there were any surviving sperm, was instructed not to have sex without protection because the procedure failed.

(hey, I have three perfectly wonderful kids, I don`t need any more than that)
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Male 3,842
Medical malpractice is usually a lump sum settlement, not monthly payments. But otherwise, seems perfectly fair. If you pay a doctor to remove a growth from your body and the doctor fails to remove the growth, which impacts your life forevermore, the doctor`s malpractice insurance pays you a nice settlement for your ruined life.
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Female 2,602
[quote]S/he`s going to grow up knowing that they were unwanted, they`re never going to be able to get away from it.[/quote]

How so? The mother wasn`t named in the article, so there`ll be no need for the child to carry the burden, unless she chooses to tell them. If it were my kid, I wouldn`t burden them with that knowledge. As far as they`d be concerned, they`d just be the child I always wanted.
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Male 259
I wonder how failed vasectomies might fit into this precedent...
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Female 77
What a controversial post! Abortion, lawsuit, babies... O_O I`m curious to see how this pans out.
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Female 2,602
Fair. They should also have been struck off for gross incompetence.
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Male 620
rofl.
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Male 2,694
What was the father forced to pay?
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Male 6,737
Sucks to be that kid. S/he`s going to grow up knowing that they were unwanted, they`re never going to be able to get away from it.
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Female 8,043
Link: Doc Botches Abortion - Forced to Pay Support[Pic+] [Rate Link] - After a failed abortion, the Doctor was ordered to pay $1,250 a mth. until the child is 25. Was the judgement fair?
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