2 1/2 years ago I got an unplanned emergency C- section done by a doctor I had never met prior to that day. During the C- section, they loaded me up with all my medication too quickly which resulted in me throwing it all up, instead of trying a different solution, they left me there, with lack of medication leaving me to feel every bit of the pain in the process. My recovery did not go smoothly, I was in pain every single day since that C- section until just a week ago when I had a surgery to detach my uterus from abdomen wall because they were adhesed together. During this surgery my new doctor found that my right fallopian tube was extremely clogged ( i have pictures) and although he did everything he could to unclog it, he had to remove it because if not it would otherwise become cancerous. I am now recovering from my recent surgery but I need to know, do I have a case against this doctor who did my C-section due to all the pain I have been in since he operated on me?
If a medical expert will testify the standard of care wasn't followed, there may be a malpractice action.
Talk to a lawyer, who will ha e your records reviewed by an expert if malpractice is suspected.
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A key term in your recitation that will weigh against a potential claim is "emergency". When a procedure is performed emergently, for example, to save the life of the baby, it becomes difficult to challenge the rate of anesthesia, or the type of incision made. But gather your medical records and consult local, qualified counsel for further clarity.
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