A Seattle woman who became pregnant after she was accidentally given a flu shot instead of birth control has been awarded $10 million.
In a settlement reached in U.S. District Court, Judge Robert Lasnik awarded Yeseni Pacheco $7.5 million for expenses and $2.5 million in damages.
Pacheco filed the suit after she gave birth to a “severely disabled child,” says her attorney, Mike Maxwell. The child was born in spite of the fact that Pacheco had gone to a local clinic for a birth control shot — but the on-duty nurse accidentally gave her a flu shot instead, according to court paperwork.
Parents are awarded $10million settlement in 'wrongful life' case after nurse gave the mother a flu shot instead of birth-control https://t.co/zcnlAV000T
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Since abortion is legal, could the clinic’s attorneys have argued that Pacheco chose not to end the pregnancy? Do medical expenses for pregnancy really add up to $7.5 million?