IUD removed without patient permission

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IUD removed without patient permission
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Wed, 01-21-2009 - 11:04am

http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/01/14/Woman_Says_Anti-Abortion_Nurse_Removed_IUD_Without_Permission_Then_Lectured_Her.htm

According to this article a Heath Care Provider removed a woman's IUD without her permission, claimed it was an accident (read the article, it seems this accident happens frequently under her care) and then told the patient it was a good thing, because IUD's are an abortificant.

What should happen to this woman if these allegations are true ?

I think at the VERY LEAST she should lose her license and NEVER be allowed to practice again. Considering the DELIBERATE nature of this, I would not be against a short jail sentence either.

Also, I don't think she can claim Health Care Provider conscience in this case. She did more that refuse to participate in a procedure she objected to. She is actively undoing a procedure that patients have already had done. This would be like a pharmacist who "objects" to birth control pills stealing BCP from customers purses.

Or a vegetarian stealing a hamburger off of someone's plate. (Of course this case is worse, because something was stolen from inside this woman's BODY)

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Registered: 08-31-2004
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 5:04pm

yikes!

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Fri, 01-23-2009 - 10:21pm
The pacement of the epi indrouced an infection tht almost went to my brain. I was re hospitalized for 10 days trying to make sure it didn't *get* to my brain, and having Hyrocephalus made the situation even worse becaus the dam infection attachd itself to my shunt! H*ll ......Never again!
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Registered: 08-31-2004
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 3:43pm

What happened with your epi with DS?

baby siggy
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Fri, 01-23-2009 - 3:42pm

No, you're not. During the latter part of my pregnancy I actively sought out 'horror stories' because people DO tend to gloss over the ugly bits. I know it's meant kindly, but it can be very frustrating when you need the real facts.

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Fri, 01-23-2009 - 1:01pm

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2010 Siggy
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Registered: 01-15-2008
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 7:03pm

I think it depends on experience.

I had a*mostly* wonderful birth with my 1st DD even though I didn't get the Epi...I tore like all h*ll and boy did I wish I had the Epi then. So with DD#2 I got the Epi ...mostly incase I tore again.

But with DS.......I swear I will NEVER get the Epi again. Hurting for a while from a tear PALES in comparrison to what happened because of my epidural w/ DS!!!!!

I think it's just finding someone who can honestly be objective.

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Thu, 01-22-2009 - 3:26pm

It just bugs me that the potential for pain is often skirted around.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 1:23pm

<<...she'll have to go through the painful insertion procedure!

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Thu, 01-22-2009 - 8:01am

*wince*

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Thu, 01-22-2009 - 7:59am

I think a charge of assault would be in order. Certainly this nurse should NEVER be allowed to get near another woman's womb ever again.

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