I am Rh negative and had a miscarriage. While miscarrying I had called the doctor and asked if I could be seen to get my Rhogam shot. They made an appointment for me a week out and said I'll be fine. Well I decided to try again after miscarrying and was able to carry the pregnancy full term. After having my daughter I was informed she had a really bad case of Jaundice and she was anemic due to my antibodies entering her system while I was pregnant. My daughter needed to be admitted into the hospital for 2 weeks and needed a blood transfusion. I am obviously grateful my baby is alive and doing well now. I feel the hospital should be held responsible for what my baby and I have experienced. Should I go forward with a lawsuit or leave it alone?
It is standard of care to administer Rhogam after a miscarriage. The jaundice the baby suffered in the subsequent pregnancy was likely the result of your blood being incompatible with the biological father's blood. Otherwise, you wouldn't need the Rhogam in the first place. My recommendation is to rejoice in the birth of your child and of the fact that she is now doing well. In other words, let it go.
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