Until, last week, I thought my implanon was removed 4 years ago, and I blamed myself for not being getting pregnant for all these years. I visited many fertility clinics and went overseas to start a family. but as bad luck would have it, I didn't succeed which resulted in my emotional and mental breakdown. And than last week, while in the shower I felt something in my left arm, and I got worried and called the same medical clinic that performed the surgical removal 4 years ago. When I reached the clinic, the doctors nervously attended me and removed the implanon again. They scanned my arm and made sure that nothing was there anymore. They didn't charge a penny for the removal of the impalon again. I was happy buy also cried as I was blaming myself for not getting pregnant. I told off the entire staff for destroying my life for 4 years. Now the million dollar question is, Do I have a case of medical negligence? if yes, than what are my options. thanks.
IMPLANON MEDICAL Negligence?
- 23 Sep 2014 by yenisumit
- 23 September 2014
- implanon, pregnancy, fertility, medical, negligence
I'd have to look at all your records before I could judge that, but a lawyer can tell you. He can get your records and look at them. I'd like to know what the first dr did, did he falsify records or what? As far as it stopping you from getting pregnant, once the implant is past expiration its not keeping you from getting pregnant. Its just a matter of you having a foreign body in your arm that should not have been there. If he falsified records, its a criminal case.
Kaismama is correct. Once the Implanon is past due, it doesnt secrete enough hormones to prevent pregnancy, it is just a "foreign body" inside of you. I wouldnt blame it for your not getting pregnant and if that is the sole reason for lawsuit then you wont have much to stand on in that matter but they should have made sure the entire device was out The newer ones show up on xray, the older ones dont. This used to happen on occasion with the older ones. When a Dr takes one out, they should inspect it to make sure the entire device was removed and if it is one of the newer ones an xray scan should be done to be sure no pieces were left behind. To win a lawsuit, you have to prove that whatever happened harmed you in some way not just that it was wrong or a mistake. There has to be without a doubt proof that leaving the device in prevented your pregnancy and I dont think that is going to happen. It doesnt hurt to look into the matter with a legal advisor and you have every right to be angry that you thought the device was taken out and it wasnt but I am not entirely sure you have a legal case since you would have to prove that the device prevented pregnancy and it doesnt once it is "spent".
- Implanon Information for Consumers
- Implanon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Implanon (detailed)
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