Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hi, and thanks for your info!
The reason I say that I don't feel that it's the doctor's fault is that he inserted it and then checked the placement in about 3 weeks, just as is recommended by the manufacturer, and when the string were checked, it was still in place and seemed to be fine. I've been seeing him since I was 20 years old (13 years), he's always been very kind and professional and has handled this situation w/great compassion. I'm a pharmacist myself and can imagine what a blow it would be to be sued for "harming" a patient. On the other hand, I've missed a total of about 7 days of work as a result of this situation, my husband's had to miss at least 2, and the IUD itself and its placement set me back about $1000. Now, it's removal and the tubal ligation that I'm having next week are going to end up costing me a MINIMUM of $2000. I know this is pocket change to a lot of people, but to me it's quite significant, and I feel like someone should be responsible besides me...
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).