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Date: 05/29/12 02:35 PM

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    Link: Doc Botches Abortion - Forced to Pay Support - 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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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    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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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    What was the father forced to pay?
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    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    rofl.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Fair. They should also have been struck off for gross incompetence.
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    birdz Female 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    What a controversial post! Abortion, lawsuit, babies... O_O I`m curious to see how this pans out.
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    I wonder how failed vasectomies might fit into this precedent...
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    S/he`s going to grow up knowing that they were unwanted, they`re never going to be able to get away from it.

    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    I wonder how failed vasectomies might fit into this precedent...

    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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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    By this logic I should be paid millions for a failed vasectomy.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    @Solvent - do you read before you post?
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    @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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    iamboredtooo Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    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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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    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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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Fair. You win some, you lose some.

    Stop performing abortions Doc. You obviously suck at it.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    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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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Not one doctor faced criminal charges

    That`s because medical malpractice is a civil matter, not a criminal matter.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    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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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    May 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    Man, too bad Charlie from It`s Always Sunny didn`t get this deal.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    "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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    CDarling Female 18-29
    129 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    I think it`s fair.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    And they say American courts are stupid.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    not fair at all
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    May 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    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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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Why call it child support, just call it malpractice suit and the docs insurance pays the total?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    He ought to be glad he wasn`t thrown in prison for attempted 1st-degree murder.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    The child is completely normal, save for an unexplained fear of vacuum cleaners.
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    chobo Male 18-29
    11 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    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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    den3jlb Male 18-29
    364 posts
    May 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    Who cares? The insurance pays anyway.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:08 am
    @chobo
    "your a idiot"

    *You`re an idiot. Oh, the irony.
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    chobo Male 18-29
    11 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:38 am
    @Tobunshi
    My feelings...you hurt them. sniffle sniffle.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 2:30 am
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 4:17 am
    Quite right too. Now girl is lumped with a baby and probably has her future knocked for six.
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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
    164 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 5:00 am
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 30, 2012 at 6:39 am

    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31771 posts
    May 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Stop performing abortions Doc. You obviously suck at it.
    @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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    trickroom Male 18-29
    286 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 8:06 am
    "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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