With any medical malpractice case, you would need to retain a medical malpractice attorney who can order your records and send to an expert to review to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care. You can find a local med mal lawyer in your state on Avvo. Good luck.
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You may have a valid claim. I suggest that you use avvo or google to find a medical malpractice attorney in Richmond, VA, or in the D.C. suburbs. You likely won't find such a specialist out in rural areas. The consult will be free of charge, I'm sure. A telephone call is likely enough at the beginning. The attorney will be a little skitish as to whether you can sufficient damages. Before you make the call, try to get an idea of a dollar amount in medical expenses that were charged in your treatment for the ectopic. Tally up any lost wages. Be prepared to describe the pain, the costs, the impairment.
A local VA lawyer will know better about your statute of limitations and the specific "medical malpractice" laws in your state. Each state's laws are a little different. However,based on the medical information you provide, I suspect that the OB-Gyn that performed the ligation may well have erred. Good luck.
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