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My Doctor left placenta inside of me do I have a case?

1 Answers. Asked on Dec 21st, 2012 on Medical Malpractice - Massachusetts
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Answered on Dec 22nd, 2012 at 12:06 PM

There are viable cases premised on a negligent failure to remove placenta, but they are fact sensitive, and to know whether your case is viable, the records would have to be reviewed by an attorney. Additionally, medical malpractice cases are damages driven, and so whether an attorney can prosecute your case will depend on how you were damaged as a result of the retained placenta. 

If you want to investigate a malpractice case, you should contact a local medical malpractice attorney (one in your state).  They take these cases on a contingency basis which means you only have to pay if you succeed.  Additionally, initial consultations are usually free. You can use the "Find a Lawyer" service through this website to research medical malpractice attorneys.  Then, visit each attorney's website and look for a firm that has a record of successful verdicts,  ideally with experience in cases that involve your medical issue. If you are unable to find a lawyer who meets these qualifications within your state, sometimes you may contact an out of state lawyer who can refer you to a qualified attorney in your state while providing support related to the issues of medicine.

Below are some articles you may find helpful.  They are written for a New Jersey audience (where I practice) but the ideas discussed in these articles usually apply in most other jurisdictions as well.

Click here for an article that discusses the three main questions I ask when deciding whether to investigate a potential medical malpractice case.

Click here for an article that explains what you can expect when filing a medical malpractice case.

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Please note that by attempting to answer your question, I am not acting as your attorney. I will do nothing further to protect or preserve your interests in the absence of any additional discussion with you about this matter. John Ratkowitz, Esq. Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, P.C. 105 Eisenhower Parkway Roseland, NJ 07068 Office: (973) 830-8441 Cell: (732) 616-6278 Fax: (973) 226-0031 Email:  Skype: john_ratkowitz Web:

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