I would also pose, that although by mileage and normal driving, the other hospital would be 37 minutes away, however in an emergency, you know damned well that it would be less than that. So, it is misleading at best.
Now, you do have a point about transportation, however, we need to see how this plays out in court with facts. Remember, all you have is one side of the story here.
What happens if my water breaks too early? - Parents.com
Water breaking is a normal part of going into labor, but if it happens before your baby's ready to be born, the condition is called premature rupture of the membranes (PROM), which affects up to 10 percent of pregnant women. The main symptom is fluid that may either trickle or gush from your vagina. If this happens before 37 weeks, it's called preterm PROM; this occurs in up to 3 percent of pregnancies. Having PROM or preterm PROM can lead to complications and may cause you to go on bed rest, but it doesn't necessarily mean your baby will be born right away.You're dodging my question. I asked if you really think it's believable that the woman knew she should have labor induced and refused to be transferred to another hospital and the hospital made no note of that on her record? And that when her condition continued to deteriorate, she returned to the hospital that she knew could not treat her properly and then again refused to be transferred to the hospital where she could be properly treated?Now, you do have a point about transportation, however, we need to see how this plays out in court with facts. Remember, all you have is one side of the story here.
According to the legal complaint when they sent her home the second time the hospital ( MPH ) told the patient to return if her fever went again or if her contractions became unbearable.