She was in the ER for ten hours in excruciating pain in her abdomen. After an ultrasound showed a possible ovarian torsion they sent her home with pain meds. 24 hours later she went to another ER and their ultrasound saw the ovation torsion and rushed her to another hospital to have surgery. The surgeon said if she could save her ovary she will, but she ended up having to remove it. And that was her remaining ovary. Her other ovary was removed 2 years ago because of endometriosis. She is 41 and has no children. She is traumatized by the way she was treated in the first hospital; the ER DR did not take her pain seriously and chastised her for begging for pain meds, a gynecologist came in spread her legs open and jammed her fingers up in her vagina with her male friend standing right there. When they ordered meds for her, they forgot to give them to her. She can’t stop thinking of that night, and I’m worried about her. Thank you in advance for any information you can give me.
It’s a terrible outcome I know but I would’ve changed it’s a diagnosis for surgery would have been made earlier
If the delay in medical treatment caused your daughter to lose her only remaining ovary, the she probably has an excellent medical malpractice case. Your daughter should consult with an attorney specializing in medical malpractice cases. The attorney will get copies of all of the important medical records and have them reviewed by appropriate expert to determine if there was medical malpractice. If successful, your daughter is entitled to be compensated for his pain and suffering, medical expenses and any other expenses. AVVO is a great place to locate attorneys in your area. Be sure to pay attention to Client Reviews.
Your daughter and you should consult with a medical malpractice lawyer soon. It will be necessary to explore whether or not her remaining ovary could have been salvaged with appropriate treatment at Hospital # 1.
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