Suit Alleges Failure to Perform Cervical Cerclage despite Repeated Requests Led to Loss of Pregnancy

May 9, 2023 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​A New Jersey woman has settled a case for an undisclosed amount after claiming that a provider's delay in ordering a cerclage placement led to her miscarriage early in her second trimester of pregnancy, according to an article in the January 2023 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.  

The 26-year-old woman sought care from the defendant provider when she was in her fifth week of gestation with her fifth pregnancy. Documentation from this visit did not mention her prior pregnancies or her history of shortened cervical length, cervical insufficiency, or past cerclage placement. She had lost past pregnancies...

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