my exprience with IUD

Lin - posted on 12/31/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I gave birth to my baby in April 2015, my husband and I decided end did not want another child in 3 or 4 years, so I implanted a copper IUD by the end of July,and I didn't know I should go back to check about it,as the doctor never ask me to. The pain lasted about 10 days before it gone,and I got first period after delivered the baby in 18 th October. Then I found myself pregnant again in 7 th December. Considering the risks of pregnant with an IUD, we had to give up the baby in 15 th December. But the doctor found no IUD in my uterus during the abortion, then the x-Ray showed it was in my belly! So I had to had another surgery to remove the IUD in 29 th December. When I known I should had be checked a month after implanted the IUD , but I didn't, I was so angry and disappointed! It is maybe the cause of my pregnancy and my lost of the baby! I am so sorry for my babies, and every time thinking about the lost baby I feel so sad and I wish I never had the IUD . I wonder whether the hospital have responsibilities to my case? Can I seek for law to help?

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Lin - posted on 01/01/2016

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You are right. We really cannot afford the money, time and energy. So I try to get some information first, and try to do something to make myself feel better. Thanks for your help. Happy new year!

Michelle - posted on 01/01/2016

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Just because you sue or whatever, doesn't mean it won't happen again. We are all humans and we make mistakes. I guess I wouldn't go down the legal avenue because they have a lot of money for the best lawyers.
Thinking about all the arguments that their side could come up with I doubt you would get anywhere. They may say that as an adult, you can do your own research and find out that you should have gone back after a month. The doctor may also say that he told (the amount of people he sees a day, he wouldn't remember if he did or not though) you and every other woman he has ever done the procedure for.
I think the best thing for you would be to get yourself into counseling and try and work through all your feelings. That's what is best for you and your family, not getting into huge debts to sue someone that won't change the outcome.

Lin - posted on 12/31/2015

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Thank you, Michelle. Actually I did two ultrasounds in ER before the abortion, but one showed the IUD,and the other not. Then the doctor told me her wonder the IUD still in my uterus, turns out it was not. I don't want to see it happen again in any other women.

Michelle - posted on 12/31/2015

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You can ask a lawyer but the consent forms you sign or even the information your doctor gives you before doing procedures almost takes away any liability.
In regards to your doctor not informing you of having to go back after a month, it's your word against his. What outcome are you actually wanting by pursuing it? It won't change what has happened.
I would actually be more upset with the way you were just given the termination without them checking to see where the IUD was first. A simple ultrasound would have been able to confirm that it wasn't in your uterus and wouldn't cause any harm to your baby.

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