Q: My doctor implanted the nexplanon in my left arm too deeply and it has caused nerve damage.
The doctor who implanted it does not feel comfortable taking it out and referred me to a different practitioner who can only do it in surgery and they are afraid to do it also out of fear of causing more damage to the nerve. We have tried calling the doctor who implanted it to see if they could refer us to someone else and she is not returning any of my phone calls and I don't know what to do now. My arm hurts and my fingers go numb randomly throughout the day. It has only been in since August and I have been trying to get it removed since September. I want to know if it is considered malpractice since the doctor implanted in too deeply and caused permanent injury and is unable to be removed without causing more injury and scarring?
A: For there to be medical malpractice, a health care professional's actions (or omissions) must fall below the standard of care and cause injury. Whether this happened in your situation requires more investigation.
Contact a local medical malpractice lawyer for a free consultation.
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