Las Cruces, NM asked in Medical Malpractice for New Mexico

Q: Can i ask a doctor to deliver my baby as soon as 37 weeks?

I am currently pregnant and i have had nothing but problems with my doctors office. I was told at first that i was due on may 30, then June 1, and now they moved it to June 14.. I went and took another sonogram so we could get an accurate due date as the doctor was not going to look into this any further.. went on my own to do so and they came up with the due date of June 2. The doctor is refusing to listen or go with the dates around the 1st as it looks the most accurate and want to wait till the 14th date .. We are trying to schedule my c-section so that i do not have another emergency c-section and so that i can plan for my other kids to be taken care of while i am in hospital. the doctors refuse to listen or to take into consideratoin everything that has been shown to them pointing to the date earlier in June.. i asked that they do an amnio and they still keep putting me off.. what can i do legally to get my doctors to take this more seriously.. ????

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1 Lawyer Answer

Adam T. Funk

Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: I do not believe there is anything legally you can do. If the doctor does not feel comfortable doing what you request, he/she will simply not do it. I am not a medical doctor, but it sounds like you need a second opinion.

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