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My friends doctor dumped her as a patient.....i would sue Trina Tadlock Due July 27 (boy); Denton, Texas 76 posts
2nd May '13

My friends is 5 months pregnant and is overweight. She went to her appointment with a doctor she has been seeing for 3 months. Since she found out she was preggo. He told her at the end of the visit that she would need to find another doctor because he could not risk her having a stillbirth and because she is overweight she has a increased risk. She asked him why and he said that he has a reputation as a good doctor and that he did not need patients who do not take care of themselves ruining something he has worked on for 15 years. She asked him why he did not tell her this earlier in her pregnancy and he said because he did not think she would actually make it that far. He figured she would lose the baby before the 12th week. She called me after the visit and I could not believe what she had said. She said she was going to the AMA board and tell him what he said. I told her it was really his word against hers so she made a appointment with him again and saw him in his office. She recorded the convo with her phone and he basically said the same thing onthe recording. I think she should sue him for discrimination. I know that he can choose who he wants to see but not after 3 months. The things he said were mean and not professional at all. Also, she is not that overweight. She is like 230 pre pregnancy weight and her pregnancy hasnt been bad at all. no issues or anything. What would you do or suggest to your friend if this happened to her?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
2nd May '13

A doctor has the right to refuse service to a patient.

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53720 posts
2nd May '13

She has no case.



Tell her to focus her energies on finding a new doctor.

Trina Tadlock Due July 27 (boy); Denton, Texas 76 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" A doctor has the right to refuse service to a patient."


After 3 months? and their are laws in the US that protect American citizens from discrimination.

K.J♥ Due November 4; 2 kids; Russellville, Kentucky 430 posts
2nd May '13

my doctor done that during my first pregnancy. not for that reason but because he wouldn't be around during my due date. it was pretty rude to say that as his reasoning but my advice?



find a doctor who isn't a complete douche.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
2nd May '13

:shock: :?
If the baby ends up being stillborn for reasons other than malpractice I don't understand what his deal is :? Basically if he's doing his job and advising her to his best ability then he's fine. Large women can carry babies, ffs. I do know c sections are risky because of the abdominal fat they have to cut through but carrying a baby? No way.
I'm sorry she had to hear this :( I would shout what he said from the roof tops but I wouldn't try and sue.

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53720 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting Trina Tadlock:" After 3 months? and their are laws in the US that protect American citizens from discrimination."


Not against weight there aren't.

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1215 posts
2nd May '13

The girls above are right. He doesn't have to see anyone he doesn't want to-- unless he's the actual L&D on-call or an ER doc.

JnMsMommy** 2 kids; Brooklyn, NY, United States 5720 posts
2nd May '13

how tall is she?

Mari-C 18 kids; Nebraska 3695 posts
2nd May '13

I'd help my friend find another doctor.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" A doctor has the right to refuse service to a patient."


:!:



and 230 prepregnancy is overweight..

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
2nd May '13

Im failing to see what there is to sue about? There is no case for legal action. Move on and find a new doctor.

Allie's Mama 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3204 posts
2nd May '13

I'm not trying to be rude at all, but 230lbs is over weight... Not just a little or barely...

Trina Tadlock Due July 27 (boy); Denton, Texas 76 posts
2nd May '13
Quoting BαtMαɳ:" Not against weight there aren't."


Yes, actually there is. According to her husband who is a lawyer but what do lawyers know.

Mum to a Monster TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Colorado 11565 posts
2nd May '13

She has no case. He has the right to drop her at anytime. It says so in the initial paperwork she signed when she first started seeing him. She also agreed to adjust her lifestyle for the sake of the fetus. Which in this case would have been lose weight.