Ectopic Pregnancy Detected Too Late for Medical Intervention

Pallentino, Julia; Lang, David M.
February 2012
Clinician Reviews;Feb2012, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p38
Academic Journal
The article discusses a court case wherein the woman plaintiff, whose right fallopian tube was removed in a medical center, claimed that it was late in performing and detecting an ectopic pregnancy. The defendants argued that the claims were nonspecific and their initial diagnosis was reasonable, and were awarded costs in the verdict. It is commented that a pregnancy test needs to be obtained in all cases of abdominal pain in women of childbearing age to establish status before intervention.


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