Incisional Hernia after C-section... OB Gyne's resposibility?

Ethel - posted on 03/20/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi. I have been looking for a venue to get opinion on my currect situation...hope you can enlighten me.

Last November 1,2013, I gave birth to my son by C- section. Since he is a premee at 32 weeks Due to APAS, he was left in the NICU for 22days. On the other hand,I stayed in the hospital for 7 days. After 3 days at home I felt that something had opened in my incision and to my surprise dark blood went out from my incision. I went back to my OB and was advised that there was nothing to worry. may wound/incision was intact and was not opened. the dark blood just came from a hematoma near my wound and it will heal on its own. After a week, I went back again for follow up check up and everything was good and was cleared by my OB.

After 3 months,I noticed that my tummy is still bulging and i felt some hard mass on my tummy near the incision. First I suspected that the hard mass are only results of the regular injection of Tinzapharine for APAS. I didnt also suspected something was wrong cause I didnt feel any pain. Until last night when I noticed at the mass was really hard and pushing out of my incision.

This morning, i went back to my OB only to discover that my wound opened from the inside and what pushing against my incision are my intestines!!!! She referred me to a surgeon and operation is scheduled on monday.

The following are my concerns:
1. What are the obligations/ responsibilities of my OB on what happened to me?
2. Is it proper that a new surgeon will repair my wound or its right for my OB to do it?
3. Some people told me that I dont have to shoulder the cost of the new operation cause its the resposibility of my OB to do it and shoulder the cost of the repair.

Please kindly comment on this specially those who had the same experience. Thanks!!!!

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2014

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I would think insurance would cover this. Make sure to have your medical history reviewed by the surgeon.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/20/2014

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It is not the OB's job to fix this, you need a general surgeon.

I would speak with the doctor and possibly a lawyer with your concerns. Not sure if they can prove it was due to neglect, but you can pursue it.

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