For pregnant and nursing women, risks of COVID-19 probably outweigh risk of vaccine, experts say
Although there's very little data on how pregnant and nursing mothers will respond to a COVID-19 vaccine, professional organizations and individual doctors say the benefits are very likely to outweigh the risks. Pregnant women appear to have the same chance of catching COVID-19 as everyone else. But they might fare worse if they do. According to a November study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women are significantly more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit, to end up on a ventilator, and to die from COVID-19 than women of the same age and health st...
Tribune News Service
Seattle nurse gave flu shot instead of birth control; now judge has awarded $10 million for severely disabled child's care
SEATTLE — A federal judge has awarded just over $10 million toward the future care of a severely disabled child born because a nurse at a Seattle community clinic negligently gave the mother a flu shot instead of her quarterly birth control injection.U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik awarded the child, identified in court documents by the initials “SLP,” a total of $7.5 million for the girl’s “extraordinary medical, educational and similar expenses” that will accrue throughout her life.The judge last week awarded $1.5 million to the child’s mother, Yesenia Pacheco, and $1 million to the father...
The Seattle Times