Trust is a very important element in our interconnected world. We trust that others will follow the law, and if they don’t, we trust the authorities will take care of it. We trust teachers to educate our children and keep them safe. We trust mechanics to fix and maintain our cars, and we trust doctors to keep us healthy. Unfortunately, there are some few who betray that trust. In such situations, there is no better friend to have than a trustworthy attorney to make sure the person or persons at fault are held responsible.
A woman in New York has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and two doctors who delivered her baby via cesarean section, against her expressed wishes.
According to the 35-year-old woman, her previous two deliveries had caused difficulties due to the use of C-section, so she wanted to have her third child through natural birth. The doctors at Staten Island University Hospital, however, felt that would be harmful to the child and performed the surgery anyway.
The baby was delivered safely and born healthy, but the mother claims her bladder was punctured during the surgery and she now seeks an unspecified payment.
There are legal complications raised with the lawsuit: Does a pregnant woman have ultimate control of what happens to her body, even if it might kill her offspring in the birthing process? Or does the doctor have the duty to protect both?
The use of C-section has been increased over recent years in part due to lawsuits which claimed babies were injured during natural birth. Those lawsuits have led to more C-sections, which are both quicker and less risky than natural birth, many doctors say.
If you’ve been injured through the actions of another and feel you deserve compensation, we can help. Auger & Auger is a firm specializing in personal injury, known for superior service and a high rate of success. Contact us today for a free consultation and we’ll fight hard for you.