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May 2017

Woman Denied Early Win In Missed Birth Control Suit

Woman Denied Early Win In Missed Birth Control Suit By: Abraham Moussako Law360, New York (February 27, 2017, 6:06 PM EST) — A woman who has accused a federally funded health provider of causing an unintended birth by botching a contraceptive injection can’t get a quick win in the case because of lingering questions about whether…

Apr 2016

Climbing’s Little Helper

By the time Jesse Easterling stumbled into the Mount Everest emergency clinic, he was nearly incoherent. It was a chilly afternoon at Base Camp, May 17, 2009—two days before the beginning of summit season, when a clear weather window would send hundreds of climbers scurrying up the south side of the peak. Easterling, a stocky 27-year-old…

Aug 2015

Woman Gets Pregnant After Clinic Mixes Up Birth Control Shot And Flu Shot: Lawsuit

A Seattle woman filed a lawsuit last week alleging that a health clinic mistakenly gave her a flu shot instead of a birth control injection, after which she got pregnant. Yesenia Pacheco went to a Neighborcare clinic in September for a routine shot of Depo-Provera, a hormonal form of birth control that she was scheduled…

Aug 2015

Seattle woman sues clinic for getting flu shot, instead of birth control injection

  SEATTLE — A Seattle woman claims a big mistake made by staff at a Seattle community clinic left her with a flu shot instead of a birth control injection. The woman says the federal government needs to pay for her unwanted pregnancy. Yesenia Pacheco loves her 3-year-old daughter, Sandra. But her third child was not…