All 50 states have immunization requirements. Here's an example.
Doctors are the third leading cause of death in America according to JAMA, (Journal of the American Medical Association) so it's up to the patient, and always has been, to oversee their own medical treatments. Just as we oversee so many other things in life.
Contrast the medical profession trying to keep the records of 300 million people in some sense of order against one person keeping their own medical needs in order.
Granted the health care industry has taken even the simplest of medical self-care away from the individual to an extent not practiced in any other country in the world which, not surprisingly, produces the most expensive health care system in the world and one with a rather poor level of care.
(high plains native American men have lifespan of only 57 years.)
So, dear readers, please go finish out your doctorates in pediatrics (so if you have kids), internal medicine (we all get colds and the flu), and geriatrics (if you're competent at the other two doctorates, this one might one day come in handy - assuming no mechanics kills you).
Be reasonable. Most people are just what you'd expect: average. I have my children's shot records because I asked for them. As a person who's not completely ignorant of the medical sciences, I keep careful tabs on all such related matters.
Let's say he had the shot records. If he had them, guess where he got them? You get a bonus star if you guessed "the doctor's office where the kids got the shots in the first place". So, now he has a copy of them which the doctor and his/her nurse already has. Are we to believe that his copy would somehow have been easier to read than theirs considering they're the ones who gave him his?
Or should we tend to think that perhaps his doctor and his/her staff are at least minimally competent that they can read?
You can say this was our fault as much as you want. It still does not change the fact that legal steps were skipped. Steps that my husband had no way of knowing existed because this was the first time that he has taken my son to a physical assessment.
Kindly remove yourself unless you have factual legal input and not opinions about my parenting. If I wanted that, I would have gone to a parenting forum.
Both you AND Kist are incorrect.
Some vaccinations are, in fact, required by law, depending on the state and your child CAN be denied entrance to school if s/he is unvaxed. Not all states require all vaccinations or even any at all. The laws are state specific, and exemptions generally need to be of the "religious reasons" or "the kid will die from the vax" variety.
The question at hand is not whether or not you are required to vax your kids, the question at hand is whether or not your child's doctor was negligent.
You've already been told by knowledgeable people what you need to do, here and here. Nevermind Kist, and go do that.
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No need to get emotional or defensive about this - I was not picking on you and I agree the doctor is an ass. He should have caught this error. However there ARE stringent rules that apply to more serious vaccinations like TB that would not allow such errors. I was merely stating how I felt the court would rule about your situation
Immunization has been challenged multiple times and not a single case has been successful. The state retains all police power over infectious disease and have the power to hold you down and force you to be immunized, and if you get sick anyway they have the right to hold you in a cell without habeas corpus for as long as they want - the fact that they don't do that doesn't mean they can't. Because they have in the past.
Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 US 11, 25; 1905.
The federal Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. § 262
When I said hold you in a cell I was referring to institutions like the Waverly Hills Sanitarium and /or quarantine law you are not under arrest but are detained nonetheless. Because the detention is civil not criminal HC law doesn't apply.