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Suit Alleges that Doctor Refused Patient’s Request

A woman is filing suit against a doctor and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago alleging that the obstetrician who delivered her baby was verbally abusive and deliberately tried to hurt her. The suit claims that the doctor stated that the mother “deserved to feel pain because she had not called before coming in and that ‘sometimes pain is the best teacher.'” The suit additionally alleges that the doctor told the mother to “shut up, close your mouth and push” when she tried to ask question. He also told her that she might hemorrhage during birth and that the baby might die, causing both mother and father great emotional distress. Rush University has placed the doctor on indefinite probation following an internal investigation. The mother delivered a health baby girl. To read the full story, click here.