I had an abortion. Came to a referred doctors office, he acted like it was no big deal and that we would do it in his office quick &easy.... I felt he was flippant and uninformative. Flash forward I go through with it, he leaves a piece from conception inside of me. I go in a day later after calling the office 5 times explaining my immense pain with a fever and chills throwing up, he tells me I probably have the flu there is no way it is anything else and to go home and get some rest. I am unable to hardly leave his office I'm in so much pain. I wait a day, he still is telling me I'm emotional its just the common flu and its going around. I decide to leave and take my self to the hospital against his wishes. I get to the hospital they discharge me telling me they found nothing. I am now at home on the floor in tears, calling all my doctors to see if someone else will treat me, I know something is wrong.
The next day I get a call saying the ultrasound was read wrong and there is a part of conception left.
I have to be admitted into the hospital on heavy pain killers, nothing would stop the pain, for surgery first thing in the morning. I am traumatized. Do I have a case?
I'm so sorry to hear that this happened to you. Hopefully with proper treatment in the hospital the problems you are experiencing will fully resolve. In which case, you would not have the kind of catastrophic damages necessary to support a medical malpractice case.
If you heal from this experience, you will not be left with the sort of life-ruining, catastrophic damages required to offset the tremendous risk and expense of malpractice litigation. If you find this has left you unable to have children or if you do not fully recover, however, you will need to contact an experienced malpractice attorney right away.
Whether it is economically feasible to pursue such a case, will largely depend upon the nature and extent of your recovery.
My response is my casual opinion and should not be taken or relied upon as legal advice. No communication here is intended to establish an attorney-client relationship.
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