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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…