Woman sues fertility clinic over miscarriage/affair

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@MrsPanda99:  I know phycicans in this state cannot become involved with a patient for at least 5 yrs after they’ve had a professional contact with them – or they can lose their license (there may also be criminal issues – not sure on that).  

I do not know about similar rules or ethics issues for nurses and their patients. 

As far as suing someone, I can see (maybe) suing the nurse.  I cannot see how the doctor or clinic is responsible unless they were aware of the affair and didn’t fire the nurse for inappropriate patient contact. 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MrsPanda99:  As sad as this story is, I think this woman dodged a major bullet. Why would she want a child with this awful man? 

Unless she can prove the nurse did something that contributed to the miscarriage, I’m not sure she has much of a case.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Zhabeego:  The nurse should lose her license though. And the clinic may have a penalty for the nurse working for them. My statute is 3 years, but I do believe all licensed professionals have a statute about relationships, and NONE of them are allowed while treating a patient.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@JessSeny:  I agree – the nurse should absolutely be fired and lose her license. Both she and the husband are disgusting human beings. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Zhabeego:  Wow… please never say that to somone who has experienced a miscarriage.

Sure, her partner may have been a douche, but most women would be appalled if their miscarriage, no matter what the situation, was referred to as a “dodged bullet.”

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Maybe the rules are a little fuzzier between nurses and patients?  I don’t know what they can sue the doctor for in this case.  If it were the doctor that had an affair with a patient, they’d lose their license in a hot second.

(Slightly off-topic anecdote: I was dating a cardiologist before SO.  He treats 97% old people because he’s not in pediatrics and people with heart problems tend to be middle-aged or older.  He had a rare, young female patient once though, and after she left the hospital she tried to add him to Facebook.  He’d just gotten licensed then, so he called the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons to ask if he’s allowed to do that and their first question was, “Did you have sexual relations with her?” He quickly said no, because he didn’t and wasn’t even remotely interested, and he rejected the friend request right away.  Doctors study too hard to put it all on the line like that!)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@MrsPanda99:  I agree that a nurse who’s sleeping with you man may not have your best interest at heart, but I find it had to believe that she would/could do anything to cause a miscarriage. It kinda seems like the woman is just looking for someone to blame. (for the miscarriage, obviously the nurse is wrong for having an affair with a patient)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@MrsPanda99:  I just don’t see how she could ever prove that?  How could she prove nothing else was stressing her in life? The fact that she’s 44 is also going to work against her because that’s really at the end of most women’s child bearing years. Still sad though

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The Doctor and Clinic being sued is ridiculous…this is the nurse’s personal life.

That being said I’m wondering exactly what information she thinks the nurse used to ‘steal’ her man. For all we know he told the nurse to call him!

And how do they prove that there was any privacy breach? There are so many other things these two could have been talking about (and likely were). They just happened to meet at the clinic. This was not a relationship between a patient and professional. HE was not a patient.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

*sigh* Society is way too sue-happy.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Hmm..I’m on the fence. It does seem far fetched and the clinic’s insurance would suffer for it (sad for them but serves them right for having some home wrecker working for them haha jk) I do love some good old fashioned revenge…I just wish this was a movie and not real life. Too sad.

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