This is not a medical malpractice issue.
DCF is a state agency which can (and will) intervene if there is a reason to believe that the best interest of the child is not being looked after by the parents. If you smoked marijuana and tested positive, there may be a chance that the medical service provider will report it.
There may be good reason for DCF to come asking questions. In the words you used to ask for our assistance you never once mentioned the well being of the child you are carrying. "I should be ok right?" and "I smoked kuz I was always sick" shows little concern or even remorse for exposing your child to illegal substance before birth. Plenty of women suffer from morning sickness without resorting to the methods you used.
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Yes DCF can and they should.
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Rather than seeking legal advice, you should be seeking medical advice and counselling to make sure that you do what is best for your child.
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Your question should first be directed to Avvo Health doctors, the medical side of Avvo, as your child is the priority here.
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I am not sure why your question is listed under medical malpractice. What are you testing positive for? Tobacco use? Perhaps you could clarify your concerns.
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