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Amanda - posted on 04/21/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )




I am pregnant with my second child. The first pregnancy my gyno told me twice, a month apart from each other, that I wasn't pregnant. I found out I was after seeing a different doctor at a different office. Now, for my second pregnancy I was told again that I wasn't pregnant, when I just found out I am, after 2 months and having to go to a different doctor office once again. So, my question is, can I sue my original doctor for telling me 3 times I wasn't pregnant on two different pregnancies when I actually was pregnant all three times I saw the doctor? And if not, Is there anything I can do?


Michelle - posted on 04/22/2015




The other ladies have said it all.
You can go ahead and speak to a lawyer but hopefully they will tell you not to bother. On the other hand they may just take your money anyway.
My suggestion is find yourself another doctor and don't go back to that one.

Dove - posted on 04/21/2015




What would you sue the doctor for? Were you or your babies caused any harm? That is one of the things wrong w/ this world... too many sue happy people over the silliest things. If you didn't like the doctor after the first pregnancy... why would you continue to see that same doctor? I think that would throw any potential lawsuit right out the window...


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/22/2015




How have you been damaged by this? Generally, a basis for a medical lawsuit would be negligence. Pregnancy tests, whether over the counter or at your physician's office are not always accurate, so...

I'd have to agree with the other ladies. Unless you can prove that these instances caused a permanent hardship, and were truly negligent, you probably don't have a case.

Raye - posted on 04/22/2015




I agree with the other ladies. Unless you can prove some harm was done by the diagnosis, then I don't think you have a case. Some women do not have very high hormone levels in the early stages of their pregnancy, and the tests could read false. I would not have gone back to the same doctor, if I wasn't confident in their ability. That was your choice. But you don't have to keep making that mistake. What can you do? Change doctors. Don't keep giving business to someone you don't trust.

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2015




To sue a physician you must prove negligence. That he knew otherwise and deliberately deceived you for some reason. Doctors are human and make mistakes. If i did not trust my doctor I simply would not go back and not refer him to others. As far as a lawsuit? He told you you were not pregnant, so unless you had surgery or went skydiving and lost the baby, what is the point?

Jodi - posted on 04/21/2015




What is your basis on which to sue. Have you suffered some sort of loss as a result of this?

Not to mention that sometimes, tests come up negative for various reasons. If your doctor did approved tests and they cam up negative, he will have evidence that his diagnosis was correct in the moment (as opposed to much later, when your hormone levels were in a different place and you were probably at a stage where an ultrasound would show something).

What can you do? Stop going to the doctor you clearly don't trust. Anything more than that (like suing when you've had no loss) would simply appear like a greedy grab for money.

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