The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

Woman suffers perforation injury during unwanted surgery

A 35-year-old woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after suffering a perforated bladder during the c-section birth of her son. What makes this suit particularly newsworthy is that the c-section was performed against the woman's will.

The plaintifff had two c-section births prior to the one at issue, but was unhappy with the lengthy recovery time and other problems associated with a cesarean section. She visited several doctors and found one that said she could potentially have a VBAC delivery or vaginal birth after c-section.

Once she began labor, she checked into the hospital with every intention of having a vaginal birth. She claims, however, that the doctors insisted on a c-section from the moment she arrived.

After pushing back against the patient's wishes for a VBAC several times, a doctor decided to perform he c-section anyway - against her wishes. The physician made a surgical mistake and perforated the patient's bladder during this undesired c-section.

Not surprisingly, the patient is seeking damages from the hospital and two doctors. It seems likely that the woman will prevail in securing damages for her perforation injury, but the issue of recovering money for the c-section against her will is much less clear.

It could prove to be quite a hotly contested legal battle that impacts future lawsuits concerning surgery without a patient's consent.

Source: RH Reality Check, "Lawsuit: Staten Island Hospital Forced Patient Into C-Section Against Her Will," Jessica Mason Pieklo, May 13, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+