An ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy occurring outside the uterus) can be cause for great sadness for parents who have been hoping for a child. Signs of pregnancy may lead them to believe that they will soon have a baby. The news that the pregnancy is not viable can be heartbreaking. However, it is also a serious medical condition that can cause great harm to a pregnant woman. A tubal pregnancy cannot succeed — there is no way to rescue the fetus. Surgery to end the pregnancy and remove the fetus is necessary to prevent infection, rupture, shock and/or blood loss.
An ectopic pregnancy, like an inflamed appendix or an abdominal tumor, can be life-threatening. You may have presented symptoms such as the following to your family physician or in an emergency room, only to have the doctor ignore the obvious possibility of an ectopic pregnancy:
If you became seriously ill after your ectopic pregnancy went undiagnosed, you are doing the right thing by looking for a NJ medical malpractice lawyer to evaluate your case. You may have medical bills to pay. You may have lost income because you missed work. You may have suffered emotional distress, and come close to dying because of the misdiagnosis. In a case of clear medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
If you or your baby suffered serious injury because of complications during the labor or delivery process in a hospital in New Jersey, talk to a New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer on the medical malpractice litigation team at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP.
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