NY Woman Sues Doctors Over Forced C-Section

A woman is suing a New York hospital and two doctors who went against her wishes and delivered her baby via cesarean section.

Thirty-five-year-old Rinat Dray tells The New York Times she had health issues after having her last two children through C-section, so she planned on having her third through natural birth.

However, doctors at Staten Island University Hospital told her opting out of a C-section would be tantamount to child abuse and went ahead with surgery.

The hospital’s attorney sided with doctors, and one physician wrote in medical records that although “the woman has decisional capacity, I have decided to override her refusal to have a C-section.”

For more on this story, visit Zach Toombs (The Palm Beach Post)

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.