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Improper Iud Insertion/trich

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Improper Iud Insertion/trich

Postby teithi71 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:19 am

When I gave birth to my daughter in January of 2010 I was sure I didn't want to have children for at least 4 more years. I had an emergency C-section due to fetal distress. I got pregnant with her on birth control and needed a more "permanent" method. My MIDWIFE suggested an IUD. So, I went with the Mirena. She put it in on my next visit. I had the 'normal' side effects.

When they didn't go away and I started experiencing horrible abdominal pain I called her and she told me "it was all normal and would go away eventually" and said i didn't need to be seen again yet. The entire time I was pregnant with my daughter I complained on every visit about severe vaginal pain and itching and severe pain during intercourse. She kept treating me for a yeast infection and gave me some cream for the itching and pretty much said i was over reacting. The pain and itching NEVER went away or got ANY better.

I returned to the midwife a year later to have the IUD removed because it was more pain than it was worth. I was also due for an exam, again I complained of the pain and itching, especially during intercourse. She told me to use lubricant during sex(how this is related to my original complaint I have no idea). Problem 1: she didn't run a wet prep with my exam(which goes along with my complaint). Problem 2: when she went to remove the IUD she couldn't find the strings and wasn't going to do an ultra sound.

At this point I find it important to inform you that I have Crohn's disease and have to take very potent medication which my gastro told me NOT to get pregnant while I was taking it.

I then told her I wanted a pregnancy test because I had been feeling a bit sick in the morning. The test came back POSITIVE. Then she decided I needed an ultra sound. I was 10wks pregnant when I found out what had happened. I started seeing an OB and they ran a wet prep on my at my 1st visit. It came back that I had an STD called Trich. She never ran a test for it the ENTIRE time I com[plained of all the symptoms that were listed for it!

So now I'm having another child that i didn't plan on, was taking very risky medication for the 1st 10 weeks of gestation, had an untreated STD because she never ran a routine test, and have an IUD free floating in my abdomen. I have asked another Dr. and was told that midwifes aren't qualified to insert IUDs and on top of that they are supposed to wait at least 4-6 months after a C-section to insert one or it can re-rupture the uterus through the interior incision. Which is EXACTLY what happened.

With all of the horrible things surrounding this I just want to know if i have a malpractice, or any other type of case, not only for myself and what Iv'e had to go through, but for the other women that this midwife could be doing the same things to.
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Improper Iud Insertion/trich

Postby Eliezer » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:29 pm

When I gave birth to my daughter in January of 2010 I was sure I didn't want to have children for at least 4 more years. I had an emergency C-section due to fetal distress. I got pregnant with her on birth control and needed a more "permanent" method. My MIDWIFE suggested an IUD. So, I went with the Mirena. She put it in on my next visit. I had the 'normal' side effects.

When they didn't go away and I started experiencing horrible abdominal pain I called her and she told me "it was all normal and would go away eventually" and said i didn't need to be seen again yet. The entire time I was pregnant with my daughter I complained on every visit about severe vaginal pain and itching and severe pain during intercourse. She kept treating me for a yeast infection and gave me some cream for the itching and pretty much said i was over reacting. The pain and itching NEVER went away or got ANY better.

I returned to the midwife a year later to have the IUD removed because it was more pain than it was worth. I was also due for an exam, again I complained of the pain and itching, especially during intercourse. She told me to use lubricant during sex(how this is related to my original complaint I have no idea). Problem 1: she didn't run a wet prep with my exam(which goes along with my complaint). Problem 2: when she went to remove the IUD she couldn't find the strings and wasn't going to do an ultra sound.

At this point I find it important to inform you that I have Crohn's disease and have to take very potent medication which my gastro told me NOT to get pregnant while I was taking it.

I then told her I wanted a pregnancy test because I had been feeling a bit sick in the morning. The test came back POSITIVE. Then she decided I needed an ultra sound. I was 10wks pregnant when I found out what had happened. I started seeing an OB and they ran a wet prep on my at my 1st visit. It came back that I had an STD called Trich. She never ran a test for it the ENTIRE time I com[plained of all the symptoms that were listed for it!

So now I'm having another child that i didn't plan on, was taking very risky medication for the 1st 10 weeks of gestation, had an untreated STD because she never ran a routine test, and have an IUD free floating in my abdomen. I have asked another Dr. and was told that midwifes aren't qualified to insert IUDs and on top of that they are supposed to wait at least 4-6 months after a C-section to insert one or it can re-rupture the uterus through the interior incision. Which is EXACTLY what happened.

With all of the horrible things surrounding this I just want to know if i have a malpractice, or any other type of case, not only for myself and what Iv'e had to go through, but for the other women that this midwife could be doing the same things to.
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Improper Iud Insertion/trich

Postby Dobhailen » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:56 pm

Carra,

You have a potential case for malpractice.  Your state law will dictate the scope of responsibilities of the midwife regarding whether she was qualified to insert the IUD.  Most states do not allow causes of action for "wrongful life" cases, however, there are multiple complications due to the treatment which was rendered before the pregnancy was determined.  I suggest you speak to a medical malpractice attorney in your area.

Very truly yours,

Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.
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