A tubal pregnancy is a serious condition that can have severe consequences if left untreated. If you have suffered serious harm or have lost a loved one due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose a tubal pregnancy, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have decades of experience representing clients who have suffered serious harm due to delayed diagnosis of serious medical conditions, including tubal pregnancy. From our office in Myrtle Beach, we serve throughout South Carolina. We’re ready to help you, too.
Understanding The Diagnostic Process For Tubal Pregnancy
Tubal pregnancy is the most common type of ectopic pregnancy. It occurs when an embryo embeds itself in the fallopian tube and begins to develop there. The first sign of a tubal pregnancy is usually pain in the abdomen approximately six to eight weeks after conception.
If a tubal or otherwise ectopic pregnancy is not diagnosed and treated promptly, it can result in loss of an ovary, total infertility, serious infection and even death.
Obviously, not every abdominal pain is a tubal pregnancy. However, when a woman comes to a doctor with this symptom, the doctor has a responsibility to ask the appropriate questions and follow up with tests if any indicating factors for tubal pregnancy are present.
A woman who has already had a tubal pregnancy is at higher risk for recurrence, which is something that her doctor needs to consider during the differential diagnosis process.
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