My sister in law has finally consulted a lawyer.

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
November 22, 2007 10:35pm CST
As many of you know, my sister in law's twin boys ended up still born a few months ago, because of major errors on the part of the hospital staff. I just found out today that she has finally consulted a lawyer from out of the area, and he is having a specialist contact her and the doctor that actually delivered the boys. Just so everyone knows, the doctor that did the delivery is NOT the one that was my SIL's actual doctor. He is not the one that did wrong in the situation. I found out today that her actual doctor WAS there at the hospital when she came in complaining of pains the first time. So he ended up having to go before the hospital board to try to explain himself and his errors. Of course, he is trying to push it off on the nurses instead of taking on any blame himself. So the lawyer is questioning the delivery doctor first to find out ALL of the details. That is all that I know at the moment. When I find out more I will post another update. Please keep my sis and her family in your thoughts and prayers. She really needs all the strength she can get to get through all of this. Big hugs to everyone.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Thoughts and prayers going out to your sister in law and your whole family in this loss. I hope this attorney is able to do some good for your sister in law. I can't imagine going through this. Hugs to all of you. Please keep us posted.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I can't imagine it either, not even a tiny bit. From what I've heard, this lawyer specializes in cases like this, and he usually wins one way or another. I hope he wins this time too. Thanks hon.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I hope he wins too!
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• United States
24 Nov 07
Okay i didnt see your post before and i dont really know what happend i am confused but by what you wrote here i can see its definatly not good!! that is horrible what happend?... for a dr to cause you sil to have 2 still born babys that is horrible how is she dealing? i could NOT imagine what she is going though:(. wow i will definatly keep her in my thoughs and prayers.. i hope the dr gets hwat he deserves.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thanks so much hon. She is on antidepressants at the moment, otherwise I don't think she would be able to cope at all. Here is the link to the discussion I posted when it first happened, and maybe that will clear up some of your confusion: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1288436.aspx Thanks again.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
I'm really glad your sil has found the strength to consult an attorney. It must be really hard for her to continue reliving the deaths of her babies. Of course you always have my prayers and support. Keep us posted.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
She is still having a pretty rough time of it, especially since it's the holiday season. She is actually on antidepressants right now to keep her from losing it. She's holding up though. Thank you so much my friend.
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@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
oh my! I really feel sorry for your sister in law. Its very hard to loose a baby esp if you are really waiting for that baby and you lost the baby because of mistakes for the people who suppose to be keep him/her safe. That as really sad. Your sister in law will have my prayers and sympathy... I hope she will find justice.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thank you very much hon. I hope justice is served too.
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@sherinek (3323)
• United States
23 Nov 07
"Dear God, please help her to be strong for we know that this is an extremely trying moment. Please give them the courage and show them the right path. Also, guide the lawyers with your eternal light so that they will carry out the investigations fruitfully. Thank you Almighty Lord, we understand that there is nothing that is impossible for you." It takes a lot of courage to take legal action when you lose your baby. given that she has lost twins, i can imagine her situation. My prayers are with her and her family. Take care
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thank you so much for that wonderful prayer hon. It really means a lot to me.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
Oh my gosh! I never saw the other discussion! How terrible, both boys were still born?? I am so sorry! And the doctor's to blame!!! This situation is kind of confusing to me hehe, sorry. The doctor who delivered the babies is NOT to blame (right). But your sisters actual doctor IS to blame? Was he in the delivery room too? What did he do that caused the still born? I am really sorry for your familys loss!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to respond hon. Lousy week. The reason that my sil's actual doctor is at fault is because he was there and saw her when she came in the first time complaining of massive pains, and he's the one that instructed the nurses before he left for his seminar to send her home. He was completely in the wrong to do that, considering the results of the autopsy on the babies. Here's the link to the discussion I posted on it: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1288436.aspx I hope it clears up your confusion. If not, feel free to ask questions. Thanks hon.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
23 Nov 07
How good of you to post this. I thought it wouldn't go any further and I was upset to think the person or persons responsible for the errors was going to walk away free. I'm relieved to see that your sister in law is going to further this, so she should. This is a loss I can not imagine. Yes your entire family is in my prayers and I ask, "myLotters from the world, Please pray for these people as they try to find closeure." Best Wishes and please know I am thinking about you and your family.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I honestly didn't think it would go any further either. But I'm glad they are taking the next steps. Thank you so much hon. Big hugs to you.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
23 Nov 07
About time she went to a lawyer. I've been keeping your SIL and her family in my prayers every night and hope justice is brought to the 'baby killer' soon.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Thank you so much hon. Since the lawyer is from out of the area, I think the case actually stands a chance. He even told my SIL that the hospital may end up settling out of court since there is so much against them at the moment. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I have been wondering if there had been any progress in this, but its hard to ask without worrying about stirring up the hurt... now that she is over most of the shock, its good that its being pursued... this terrible thing can't just go away! Thanks for the update, hon, and my thoughts are with you all.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thanks so much hon. It's true that it will never go away, but maybe something can be done to hold the hospital and the doctor responsible for their actions finally. Hugs!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
1 Dec 07
Malpractice insurance is expensive because things like this do go on, not for frivolous lawsuits! The new breed of doctors is frightening me... Hun's doctor hasn't ordered his routine tests for his diabetes in over a year. We lost track because of MY problems... the hospital diabetes clinic called today... they've advised him to get a new doctor. I went to her with a foot so swollen that I had to put it in a plastic bag cuz even my sandals wouldn't go on. She promptly ordered an xray... of my wrist!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Dec 07
I think you both need to get new doctors! That is just way too scary! Kinda makes me glad I have the old codger of a doctor as my family doctor. He does things right.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
I'm so glad your family is going to get some closure on this. Although the wounds must have been ripped open. It's important though that the doctor takes responsibility and learns a lesson from it. Good luck to you all and bless you.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I really do hope that the doctor begins to take his job more seriously after this, if he has one still that is. Thanks so much hon. Hugs!
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov 07
Sweetie I am so glad that she has decided to do this and my thoughts will be with her all the way through and you know where I am if you need me to to get strength so you can give your Sister the Strength
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thank you so much my wonderful friend. What would I do without you?
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• United States
24 Nov 07
I hope they get to the bottom of this situation. My prayers are with your sister in law. I will also and her to prayer chain at church. Please do keep us informed.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thank you so much for that hon. We both appreciate it. I'm hoping this gets taken care of soon, even though it won't bring my nephews back. Something needs to be done. Thanks again.
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
24 Nov 07
Yes Katlady, my prayers are definitely with your sister in law, but I'm glad she's thinking of going some legal route with this...I'd sue the doctor's assets off if it had been me.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I'm hoping the doctor doesn't have an asset left after this lawyer gets done with him! Thanks hon.
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• China
24 Nov 07
i am sorry to hear that.but i am applause for the babies' mother,she is so brave.i am her backer.we should find the ppl who made the wrong thing,and he should afford what he did.to be an adult,we should afford everything what we did.i think the law will give your a satisfying answer. give you a warm hug.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thank you very much for the hug my friend. I am sending one back to you. Yes, my sis is being very brave through all of this, and I applaud her as well.
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@anniepa (27241)
• United States
2 Dec 07
Good for her! Obviously, nothing can bring the babies back but those responsible should be held to account for their actions, or lack thereof. The way I see it your sister-in-law deserves something to compensate for what she's going through - not that it could ever really help - and hopefully someone else may be spared going through the same kind of pain. Please keep us post on what happens from here. Annie
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Dec 07
I see it exactly the same way. I will definitely post if something new comes about in the situation. Thanks so much hon.