Thirty-five-year-old Rinat Dray, a mother of three boys, is suing a New York hospital for giving her a C-section against her will, KHOU reported on June 18.
According to Dray, in 2011 she told her physician that she wanted to undergo natural labor through a procedure called vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, because she experienced difficult recovery periods after her first two babies were delivered by C-section. However, after several hours of labor, Dray said her doctor pressured her into a C-section out of impatience. She claims he said, “I don’t have all day for you.”
Because she was given a C-section regardless of her protests, Dray is suing the hospital and doctor for negligence, malpractice, and lack of informed consent.
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A 4-3 decision by Missouri Supreme Court justices on Tuesday overturned a 2005 law that capped non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases to $350,000. Patients injured by medical professionals can now be awarded unlimited amounts by juries.
The justices who voted to overturn the law claim it had violated the Missouri Constitution’s Bill of Rights for citizens to have the right of a trial by jury. Supporters of the court’s decision consider it an important victory for patients whose lives have been dramatically altered by medical malpractice.
Opponents argue that the price and availability of healthcare will be negatively affected. Others claim that, before the law was in place, many physicians left Missouri due to rising medical malpractice premiums.
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