OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — A Michigan woman is suing her doctor for the stress caused by an unplanned pregnancy.
According to WJBK, the doctor told her there was no chance she could get pregnant but she did.
The woman is not suing for wrongful birth – she is suing for wrongful conception. She blames her doctor and according to our legal expert – it sounds like she has a case.
Pictures show Lori Cichewicz as a loving mother. Reportedly, she always planned to give birth but the problem, she never wanted to be pregnant.
“This is really very close to a medical malpractice case,” said legal analyst Charlie Langton. “That’s really essentially what it is.”
In 2008, she went to get a permanent birth control procedure, to get her tubes tied. But her doctor told her that her Fallopian tubes were blocked. She had no chance of getting pregnant and she didn’t even need birth control.
Three years later Lori got pregnant with a baby who had down syndrome.
Lori is now suing her doctor for “wrongful conception” – basically his negligence. She is seeking damages for the emotional distress caused by the unplanned pregnancy.
Cichewicz is 50 years old and raising a special needs child.
The case is expected to go to a jury trial within the next few months – unless the doctor settles it before then.