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...
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