I had an abcess on my inner thigh and went into the e.r. because it was painful. The er doctor drained it and prescribed clindamycin 300mg and hydrocodone 5-325. 2 days later my baby was dead. I had to be induced and then sent to the or because the placenta was stuck. A week prior I has an ultrasound and the baby was strong kicking and swimming around and 2 days after the er he was gone. Could what they prescribed have killed my lil boy and if so should I persue a case against this doctor? I'm lost and feel in my heart that I need to fight for him... But sometimes I feel as if I should let him rest in peace... Anyone's input is greatly appreciated... Is there a case here?
I'm sorry for your loss. The only way to find out if there was malpractice is to have a local malpractice lawyer order your medical records and bills and send them to an expert to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care.
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You have my deepest condolence. I do not think the clindamycin or the hydrocodone caused the problem. It sounds like you suffered a placental abruption or some other type of placenta issue. An antibiotic (clindamycin) or a mild narcotic (hydro) should cause this. Now, I do wonder if th ER physician was told of your pregnancy. I'm not sure it was appropropiate to give hydrocodone to a 17-week gestation patient. But regardless, I don't think the hydro would cause a placenta problem.
Of course, there may be details you're not aware of (nor I). You may want to have a conversation with a local Florida attorney. I'll warn you that Florida politicians passed really awful medical malpractice "tort reform" to help insulate healthcare corporations, physicians, and their insurance companies from patient lawsuits. You may have a hard time finding an attorney still handling this type of case. Keep trying. And thinkn about this issue when you vote in November. Insurance companies don't need any more help from politicians. But people do.
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