- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Oh my goodness, that is so scary to go through! How is your son now? I would at the very least seek a second, separate medical opinion. If I were you, I would also contact a personal injury attorney.
What would your goal in talking to a lawyer be?
It seems to me that maybe your first step should be talking to another doctor you trust to get an opinion on whether or not something was actually done wrong. I can see why, in retrospect, some of the things that happened bothered you. However there is a possibility that based on the odds/established knowledge everything was done as it should be. Or there is is a chance that it was a judgment call that there wasn’t really a professionally RIGHT answer to and the wrong call was made. Or is is possible that a mistake was made, a pure human-error type mistake (because doctors are people too). Or it is possible that there was real negligence.
I can definitely see why you would want to KNOW what happened. But I think you should decide what you want out of all this if something was wrong. Do you want it noted ont he doctor’s file so that maybe s/he is more careful in the future? Do you have/will you have big expenses as a result of this that you’d like to have covered? Or are you looking for a windfall because you’re angry/want to punish someone if a mistake was made?
All of these are things you should probably think through before contacting a lawyer because once you contact one, things will probably start moving
Since you posted this under legal and you are indicating that you didn’t get the necessary standard of care, I assume you are considering suing the doctor? if so, as an attorney, I highly recommend you take advantage of the weddingbee’s 1 hr deletion policy. This is a serious issue and if you decide to sue, this could be used against you even if you don’t think you said anything negative. I’m sorry to hear about your son and I hope he is well. I recommend callong the bar association of whatever state you live in to get an attorney in your state who practices malpractice and seek a consultation (usually free). Good luck.
Scratch what I said. Listen to Krises.
Keep all of the records and take them to another OB/GYN for an opinion on whether they believe the stroke could have been prevented or the effects could have been alleviated. Depending on their answer I would consider a lawsuit. Since it seems you have a background in the field you probably know a great one to take the paperwork to. A lawyer is only going to see dollar signs on a case like this. Do you want money or some kind of apology?
Who do I ask to delete this post??
Click the edit button under your post, delete the whole thing, then flag your own post and ask for the thread to be deleted.
Might also be a good idea to ask for deletion for other posts you’ve talked about your son’s stroke. For those you’ll need to go to the support section (upper left corner) and request it.
Please please delete this thread
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