In early Aug, I had an IUD inserted. In early Nov I discovered I was 7.5 weeks pregnant. Upon terminating the pregnancy, the Dr told me he found that the IUD was placed up against a uterine fibroid instead of in the fundus of the uterus where it should be. He said he also noticed a large mass which could be more fibroids, a blood clot, etc. and advised I check it with my Dr at my 2-week follow up. Within 30 minutes of leaving the clinic, I felt a sharp, stabbing pain in my abdomen and needed to call an ambulance. At the hospital, they discovered a had a large blood clot in my broad ligament which they subsequently removed via laparoscopy along with my right fallopian tube and ovary. Trying to determine if anyone could be held accountable for this medical putzery.
You need to contact a PI lawyer in your state immediately that deals with medical malpractice claims. Consultations should be free.
The care you received and the result sounds suspect I would find a lawyer to evaluate this claim.
The question is do you have a case a lawyer will find worth pursuing. No one on this site will be able to tell you. Medical malpractice cases are time consuming and expensive to handle so lawyers are very selective as to which cases they take. You should consult with a medical malpractice lawyer who can go into the matter more deeply. As the consultation will be free, you have nothing to lose.
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You should locate an attorney to review the case and files. You can locate an attorney by using the contact attorney tab and or the find the attorney tab.
Did the Dr. who examined you say he suspected malpractice? Often, that's the first 'red flag'. IUD's are known to sometimes "migrate" after they've been placed (due to movement, internal architecture, etc), even when an ultrasound was done to ensure proper placement, so the problem is, even if an expert OB-GYN reviews your chart (at a cost of several thousand $$), they can only speculate after the fact that the IUD may have been negligently inserted. Med mal cases require an expert opinion that there was "to a reasonable degree of medical certainty" a departure from accepted practice - and mere "speculation" is not enough. Furthermore, the blood clot could have been secondary to the termination. so it's not a case I would take. I would encourage you to get other opinions however.
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First of all, I hope you are better and dealing with this. I know it can be a lot to have to deal with. There could be a case. To properly review it you will need to obtain all your medical records for an expert to review who will make a determination if nay standards of medical care were breached. The expert will try to determine if the medical professional failed to do something they should have or did something wrong. You need to contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer asap! Good luck.
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There is Mirena MDL if that is the brand, and a local med mal/defective product lawyer can certainly investigate. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
Possibly, in New York, every medical malpractice case has to be screened by a doctor in the same specialty and if the doctor finds a departure from accepted medical care, then you can sue. We regularly have these types of cases screened.
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