We place all of our trust in our doctors when it comes to our health, believing that their professional diagnosis is the final word – but, sometimes, this can backfire.
This turned out to be the case for Michigan woman Lori Cichewicz five years ago when, after being told she would never conceive a child, she fell pregnant.
Lori approached her doctor in 2008, looking to undergo a procedure to get her tubes tied. However, Lori’s doctor told her that as her fallopian tubes were blocked, she would never conceive and there was no point in her undergoing the permanent birth control procedure.
In 2011, Lori went on to fall pregnant with her daughter, who has Down syndrome.
Now, according to Fox News, 50-year-old Lori is suing her doctor for ‘wrongful conception’ for ‘the stress caused by an unplanned pregnancy’.
The report states that the court is now considering damages regarding the stress of the conception alone, having ruled out any potential pay-out for raising a child with special needs.
We will keep you updated on the case.