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Did OB Go Too Far in Concern for Fetus?

Tampa Bay Times

According to 35-year-old Lisa Epsteen, who is pregnant with her fifth child, her obstetrician threatened to get law enforcement involved if she didn’t get to the hospital right away for a c-section, the Tampa Bay Timesreports. His e-mail to her said he worried that her fetus would die or suffer brain damage if she delayed. She called in advocates for patients’ rights.  


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