IUD removed without patient permission

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Registered: 11-20-2008
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: 01-15-2008
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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Sat, 01-24-2009 - 5:04pm

yikes!

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