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Chapter 20 - Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 April 2022

Swati Jha
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Eloise Power
Sergeants’ Inn, London
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The patient had an ectopic pregnancy following a failure to treat a chlamydia infection the preceding year. In addition to the ectopic pregnancy, it was claimed she endured a year of unnecessary pain and suffering, a higher chance of suffering a future ectopic pregnancy, extreme stress owing to this, and as a consequence had developed a stress-related skin condition. Claims were also made for voluntary care, medication charges and loss of future earnings.

Lessons from Medicolegal Cases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Improving Clinical Practice
, pp. 250 - 263
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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