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DOCTOR ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT BECAUSE OF BOTCHED ABORTION

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A Spanish doctor must pay $1,300 a month in child support, plus nearly $200K in damages, after botching a woman’s abortion.

A Spanish doctor was ordered to pay child support to a baby born after he bungled a woman’s abortion, a judge ruled this week in Palma, Spain.

The baby was born healthy after a full nine-month term despite the doctor’s performance of a surgical abortion to terminate the pregnancy, Spanish newspaper Diario de Mallorca reported Wednesday.

The boy is now 18 months old.

The mother, 24, didn’t find out the abortion had failed until three months later, at which point it was too late to repeat the procedure.

In the unprecedented case, Judge Francisco Perez ordered the gynecologist pay $1,300 a month until the child’s 26th birthday — plus another $189,000 for moral damages suffered by the young mother, Diario de Mallorca reports.

The woman’s lawyer, Eva Munar, said the ruling is fair for a case of medical negligence, according to The Guardian.

“There has never been a case like this before in Spain,” said Munar. “We don’t know if it has ever happened anywhere else in the world.”

According to the judge, the doctor’s mistake caused “irreversible” disruption and emotional damage to the woman, who expressed feelings of sadness and guilt, Diario de Mallorca reported.

The woman was seven weeks pregnant when she visited Emece clinic in Palma two years ago to terminate the pregnancy. When she returned to the clinic for a followup ultrasound two weeks later, the doctor who performed the abortion assured her the procedure had been successful, according to the account in the paper.

“The scan lasted three minutes and I was out again,” the mother said Thursday. “It was: ‘You are fine, off you go and carry on with your life as normal.’ ”

Three months later the woman went back to the clinic, thinking she must have become pregnant again, but a new ultrasound revealed that it was the same pregnancy.

At that point the woman was 22 weeks into the pregnancy, too far along to terminate it, the clinic told her.

The young mother told her parents about the pregnancy, which she had previously kept secret. She and her son now live with her parents.

“When I have to explain all this to him, I’ll try to make sure that he feels okay about it,” she said, according to The Guardian. “It was back then that he was not wanted, not now.”

The doctor and clinic are expected to appeal the decision, reports say.

12 Responses to DOCTOR ORDERED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT BECAUSE OF BOTCHED ABORTION

  • Anonymous says:

    A more than Jacket dat u know a Nuh your yute but u still haffi mine it. A wonder if insurance cover dis

  • MURASAKI says:

    wow, until the child is 26 years old, wow just wow… This doctor should fight for parental right then…what happen to the child’s father?

  • Foxy Lady says:

    Morning Met,
    I’ve heard a lot of bull crap in my life and this has got to be one of the craziest. First, I think the doctor is anti-abortion and tricked the woman because there is no way you could have thought you got rid of a fetus that turned into a perfectly healthy child. However, ordering him to pay child support when he did not even have the luxury of enjoying the conception is the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard in my life. The judge is a douche bag.

  • Met says:

    morning foxy

  • goodso says:

    This no mek no sense..why charge de doctor fe child support..him neva breed her…all she had to do is sue him for malpractice…de judge decision is wayyyyy ova board

  • LUNDUN says:

    di world gone mad!!!

    dat child end up being a blessing for that woman, an look how she tried getting rid of it.

    that child is gonna turn out to be sumthing in life, and i hope at the earliest stage, it walks out on that mother, she does not deserve him/she.

    instead of saying, u know what i was meant to have this child, and no matter the situation, if he survived that abortion attempt it means he has a purpose and was meant to be here. no!! she run gone sue. kmt

  • Hotstepper....formerly peeper says:

    u know me did a watch a documentary bout something like this already…one doctor perform an abortion, but come to find out di woman did pregnant wid fraternal twins and him only abort one, mussi dis happen ya so…but dis a judge ya brite eeh

  • Ms.B says:

    Quick question! Since when abortion legal a Jamaica?

  • LUNDUN says:

    ms.b diss was not in jamaica, its in spain

  • Met says:

    Ms B this a Spain…mi nuh think abortion legal a jamaica eno…and dem waa legalize buggery! u know mi neva think bout it

  • PhantomPhoenix says:

    Foxy Lady yu called it RIGHT. I strongly believe the doctor was anti-abortion and tricked the woman. I also believe the judge read the ‘cards’ the same way we are and ruled on that little tidbit…lol.

    De pickney could be a angel or a devil in disguise if the doctor did actually do the procedure. The reporter should follow up every 5 years.

  • PhantomPhoenix says:

    Met, please to delete my anon post. My screen name wasn’t entered.

    Thanks,

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