Expectant Mothers Beware!
In September, 2007, my wife became pregnant. We were concerned at that time because my wife had been consuming alcohol, and on occasion smoked Marijuana. My wife and I began receiving prenatal care at Sun Health OBGYN in Sun City, AZ, through Dell Webb Hospital.
As concerned parents, we shared this early exposure with our doctor, Dr. Narinder Brar, D.O. We opted for a high risk ultrasound and began regular prenatal visits. Most of our concern was that of paranoid parents concerned for the wellbeing of our unborn child. Our family were like millions of other expectant parents who consumed these substances without the knowledge of a pregnancy. Once we found out we were expecting our child, obviously my wife and I stopped all substances that would interferre with the normal development of our child.
During the pregnancy, my wife and I operated our two businesses in Surprise and Sun City, Arizona. She made all her doctors visits during the pregnancy, which is required 12 prenatal visits. As owners of two businesses in Arizona, my wife had to cancel and reschedule 7 of her appointments, but she received all necessary prenatal care and visited the doctor the required 12 visits.
On or about May 21, 2008, my wife began going into labor, dialating 2 centimeters. We obtained a 3D ultrasound which showed the baby was further along than predicted by Sun Health OBGYN; the baby was full term. My wife and I visited Dr. Narinder Brar, D.O. when labor began. Dr. Brar refused to induce labor and told my wife that if the baby was born now "he would be premature and in a wheelchair for the rest of his life."
We took the medical advice of the doctor, Dell Web Hospital, and Sun Health OBGYN, and waited another week, while my wife remained 2cm dialated and our child full term. On a visit to Dr. Brar on May 25, 2008, the baby had turned and went into a breach position. The failure of Dr. Brar to properly induce labor on a full term pregnancy caused an emergency C section on May 28, 2008.
Dr. Brar scheduled my wife's C section on May 28, 2008, at 8am PST. We arrived at the hospital at labor and delivery and the staff wondered why we were there. Apparently, Dr. Brar, who was also the on call doctor that day, had scheduled my wife's C section for 12 noon. Although the scheduling mix up was in itself petty, that was enough to set me off. That morning I lodged a complaint with Sun Health OBGYN, Dell Webb administration, and labor and delivery. As an irate expectant father, I felt this to be medical malpractice and an unnecesary medical procedure. The baby was full term the week before and in place to be delivered. I complained ad nauseum.
At 12 noon our baby boy was born healthy and full term. We couldn't have wanted for a more perfect baby. I was going to let all complaints go as I was just happy to have our new son.
Dell Webb Hospital, Sun Health OBGYN, and Dr. Brar had another agenda. Apparently, they took my threats of medical malpractice seriously and went on a smear campaign against my family and my wife to protect themselves from a lawsuit for an unnecessary medical procedure: an unnecessary C section. Sun Health OBGNY, Dell Webb Hospital Administration, Dell Webb Labor and Delivery, and Dr. Brar smeared my family, my wife, and my new born son to avert attention from their medical malpractice.
I wish I hadn't complained and kept my mouth shut. But my anger did not justify the malicious treatment my family received at the hands of these "medical professionals"
My wife had not been using any substances after she learned of her pregnancy. This was known by Dr. Brar and the medical staff. Substance use was no issue in the pregnancy.
Then the cover up began.
During the C section, Dr. Brar prescribed morphine to my wife, which is common place with these types of procedures. Immediately after the operation (not before), Dr. Brar ordered a drug screen of my wife. My wife came up negative for all substances, except for "opiates". The positive test result for opiates was from the morphine prescribed during the operation. The staff at Dell Webb Hospital knew this was from morphine during the operation, but used this test result to call Child Protective Services for drug exposure to our child. Further tests showed THC in the baby's feces from the first trimester of the pregnancy, which Dr. Brar, Sun Health OBGYN, and Dell Webb Hospital knew would be present since september.
Obviously there was no previous issue with fetal exposure as the hospital nor Dr. Brar made any reports to CPS prior to the C section. Basically, Dr. Brar, Labor and Delivery, and Dell Webb Hospital knew they had opened themselves up to a possible medical malpractice suit so they fabricated a false positive for opiates in order to call CPS on my wife.
It gets worse.
My wife attended all necessary prenatal visits to Sun Health OBGYN. As we own 2 businesses in Arizona, we worked 12 to 16 hours a day running our businesses. 12 prenatal visits are required during pregnancy. With our family's busy schedule, my wife had cancelled 7 appointments and rescheduled during her pregnancy.
In an effort to deflect attention from the potential medical malpractice suit I was threatening, Dell Webb Hospital, Dr. Brar, Dell Webb Labor & Delivery, and Sun Health OBGYN reported to Child Protective Services that my wife had missed 7 prenatal appointments, which they indicated was neglect. What they failed to put in their malicious report was all appointments were rescheduled and my wife made the necessary 12 prenatal visits.
Sounds peculiar? It gets worse.
At a CPS meeting regarding our child I learned Dell Webb Hospital also reported that I was drunk in Labor and Delivery and smelled of Alcohol. Funny thing though, I am not a drinker. CPS knows that, the hospital knew that, and everybody who knows me knows that I don't drink alcohol (minus holidays).
That was reprehensible. I am not a drinker and to accuse me of this in a CPS report is unprofessional, satanic, malicious, and merits investigation of all medical professionals associated with my wife's labor and delivery.
I warned the staff of the hospital to stop the malicious smear campaign.
Now it's my turn. This is only the beginning and I am going to pursue damages for the medical malpractice and the emotional trauma this has caused my family.
Since these malicious attacks, my wife slipped into severe depression and my family has suffered greatly. As a direct result of this campaign, my marriage has began to fall apart and my wife and I have began fighting over petty things, to the point where professional services has to be involved. These stressors did not exist prior to these attacks by Dell Webb Hospital. Consequently, the depression and anxiety this ordeal has caused my family has warranted services for my family from CPS for anger management, counseling, and addiction counseling.
The emotional pain and suffering caused by Dr. Brar has caused my wife to begin drinking again and has created hostility and anger issues with me that has warranted our need to receive psychiatric services.
For all expectant mothers in Arizona...BEWARE! Do not receive or attempt to receive prenatal services through Sun Health OBGYN and do not trust the care provided by Dell Webb Labor and Delivery.
According to the staff of Sun Health OBGYN, Dr. Narinder Brar, D.O. has had multiple complaints from her patients for similiar issues. The nursing staff tells of personal problems at home with Dr. Brar. As a husband of a patient, I feel Dr. Brar should leave her personal problems at home.
This smear campaign to avoid a possible medical malpractice suit is dispicable. Any parent who uses any substance that could hurt an unborn child should always feel free to report this to their doctor. These behaviors reinforce attitudes with expectant mothers to keep these behaviors away from their medical providers for fear of reprisals. Our case is one example why many mothers do not share with their doctors fully what substances their unborn children may have been exposed to. Our family was punished for providing proper prenatal care in a timely manner. Doctors should not conduct smear campaigns against patients for fear of a medical malpractice suit. That is, after all, why they have insurance.
I warned the staff of Dell Webb, but that warning fell on deaf ears.
Now it's my turn.
This is only the begining.