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Old Oct 8th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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I have had D&C surgery around 5 weeks back. My doctor sent the tissue for pathology tests for any chromosomal disorders. My doctor told me that it usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks for the lab reports. After waiting for 5 weeks, I heard from the nurse that pathology dept in the hospital lost the reports. They are not able to trace them.

I actually wanted to miscarry normally using medication, but my doctor convinced me to go through D&C; so we could find the reason with tissue tests. After going through painful surgery and long wait, they are saying that they lost the lab reports. Also, I missed the opportunity to find the reason behind miscarriage.

What are my legal options here? Do I have case to sue the hospital? Please let me know.
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Old Oct 9th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #2
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I wish to inform you that you may file a suit for medical malpractice. The act of the hospital authorities were negligent. You may first give a notice to the hospital authorities that if they do not provide you compensation then you my file a lawsuit against the hospital authorities. You may show that the treatment given to you was negligent and in this you may show necessary evidence to prove your claim.

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