I can understand wanting to avoid a lawsuit…but giving up your beliefs doesn’t make sense. What are the rest of us to do?
Prison guard Jeremy Stodghill filed the lawsuit after his wife, Lori, died of a heart attack at St Thomas More hospital in Canon City, Colorado, along with her unborn twin boys in 2006.
The heavily pregnant 31-year-old was brought into the hospital’s emergency room on New Year’s Day, vomiting and with shortness of breath.
By the time Mr Stodghill parked his car and returned to the ER, she’d lost consciousness. Less than an hour later, she suffered a fatal heart attack and her twins died with her, having been left inside her womb.
But Mr Stodghill is arguing the twins could have been saved if doctors had performed a perimortem Cesarean section.
Despite being paged by the hospital, the on-call obstetrician, Dr Pelham Staples, who was also Lori’s personal obstetrician, never arrived. Mr Stodghill recalls speaking to him on the phone.
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