My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Alaska
Going to try to keep this short and and to the point. If more information is needed just let me know.
Right about Christmas time my wife and I had a positive home pregnancy test.
Following week we setup an appointment with a "Birthing Center" (which is part of a very large medical practice).
Initial orientation went well, and we agreed to have our first ultrasound/dating ultrasound in two weeks.
At the ultrasound the "tech" informed us that she saw the "sac" but no baby, to go home and to expect to miscarry within 4 weeks. If miscarriage does not happen call back. She did not take any measurements, inspect ovaries, check for an ectopic pregnancy. We were not 100% sure the conception date. And we informed them about this multiple times. But as soon as the "tech" saw what she thought was the sac and nothing inside of it, she just stopped doing anything else.
I just brought my wife home today from an emergency surgery due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that also resulted in the loss of a fallopian tube.
According to the doctors at the hospital (not associated with the birthing center), the sac was actually blood. And were all in shock that during the initial ultrasound no measurements were taken nor ovaries checked as that is "standard". And if they would have caught it then, it would have been as simple as taking a medication.
Any advice/information will be great. Just not sure if it is even worth contacting a local lawyer about.