Dayton, OH asked in Legal Malpractice for Ohio

Q: Can an obgyn doctor legal drop a patient from them who is 27 weeks pregnant?

My wife and I have been seeing an obgyn for several months now and we just got a letter in the mail saying that due to failure to keep a good relationship she is dropping my wife as a patient who is 27 weeks pregnant. We are always nice and respectful to her and the office when we are there.

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Generally, when a doctor says "failure to keep a good relationship," they mean failure to pay the bills. I am aware of no law that requires any doctor to continue seeing a patient really under any circumstances. Emergency rooms have to stabilize folks but that;s about it.

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