Can I Sue For Wrongful Pregnancy?

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I had my tubes cut and tied 4 years ago, I am now 4 months pregnant with my fifth child. I was wondering if there is anything i can do about the situation.

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Depending on what state you live in, you may be able to file a suit for wrongful birth or wrongful pregnancy if your procedure was negligently done. If this is allowed in your state, you could ask for damages ranging from reimbursement of the cost of your tubal ligation procedure, to the costs associated with your pregnancy, including, perhaps, lost wages. This could be a very difficult case to win, and consulting with an attorney experienced in medical malpractice can give you the best information regarding your circumstances.



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