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Court reviews DeKalb baby death case

Posted: Monday, February 20, 2012 5:11 pm

A DeKalb County woman is entitled to seek damages in the death of her stillborn son, the state Supreme Court ruled.

The court issued a 47-page unanimous ruling Friday, including an opinion by Justice Tom Parker that a key part of the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that upheld abortion rights in the U.S. "should be universally abandoned."

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  • Becky H posted at 9:40 am on Tue, Feb 21, 2012.

    Becky H Posts: 11

    My heart breaks for this mama but, unless I'm really missing part of the story, how in the world is the doctor to blame for this? If the baby had no heart beat, there was nothing anyone could do.

    Thanks for the link Chopper. I'm going to go read the story there.

     
  • chopper posted at 7:04 pm on Mon, Feb 20, 2012.

    chopper Posts: 6

    A lot more info is on Ch.48 website including the availability to view the actual court documents where the whole story is told.

    http://www.waff.com/story/16963297/alabama-supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-dekalb-county-mom-in-unborn-baby-lawsuit

     
  • wildcat97 posted at 5:39 pm on Mon, Feb 20, 2012.

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    "An ultrasound revealed the child had died, probably in the previous 24-48 hours. Labor was induced and the stillborn child was delivered on March 11, 2005."
    I am massively confused as to how she is suing the Drs. when the child was confirmed dead before they induced. Nothing in this story indicated they gave her any medication to stop the fetal heart or other such measure. It was then actually stillborn upon its arrival, it did not die as a result of being born too early due to the induced labor.
    How are the Drs. to blame for the death of her child?

     

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