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It happens all the time....
by Cheryl (no login)
I got a brochure, but it said nothing about PTS. Neither did the dr that did my tubal. That happens to women ALL the time. Can you imagine the fallout when PTS is recognized as a valid syndrome by the medical community? It's gonna be UGLY. Dr's that do tubals and don't tell their patients about the risk of PTS violate the very first part of their Hippocratic Oath. "First Do No Harm." I am sure that is what it is. Well, the dr that did my tubal harmed me and other dr's have harmed women and will continue to do so until we get PTS recognized.
Some dr's express an interest in learning about PTS when their patients bring it up. Others just flat out say, No Such Animal. That is what mine said.
A Class-Action lawsuit down the road is a definite possibility for us. First, we have to get the word out about PTS. We need to get our Campaign To Inform in full-swing. Then, we need to find competent legal representation for the case. It will be a miracle if that happens. We can't find dr's competent enough to treat us, how in the world are we gonna find lawyers competent enough to handle our case? It is gonna be a high-profile thing. Think how many women have had and are having tubals. The numbers would probably blow your mind.
Are you on our mailing list? If not, join us. We can use all the help we can get. Cheryl
Posted on Dec 8, 1998, 11:09 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52
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