Marrero, LA asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Antitrust for Mississippi

Q: I think I was lied to buy an obgyn. Is this considered Medical malpractice? Can I receive compensation?

I went to have my mirena iud removed @ the 5 year mark. The nurse practitioner could not find the strings, she used something she called a hook & other tools to find the them. Then I was sent for an ultrasound to check if the IUD was still in place. The obgyn then came in & used more tools to find them. Their attempts were very painful! The obgyn asked why I was having the IUD removed & then said it was good for up to 8 years and in Europe used up to 10 years. He assured me that it was still in place. I had been in pain for a while so I decided to leave since it was still in place & still effective. 2 yrs later, I was admitted to the hospital, for a few days, for being septic from e-coli. A nurse informed me the IUD wasn't in place & perforated my uterine wall & needs to be surgically removed. I feel the obgyn lied to me so I've been afraid to allow him to perform surgery on me. I still need it removed but I can't lie, I'm scared to trust the obgyn with my life.

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Greer
Michael Greer
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Yes, likely. You definitely have injuries and damages and it appears medical negligence caused it.

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