Originally Posted by topcat
Somehow I doubt punch sizes and wound surface area are being discussed throughly with the patient. So who is liable if extensive visible white dotting occurs. Who does the patient sue for damages the manufacturer or the doctor? Who is in a position of superiour knowledge the patient or the doctor?
I don't think it's possible for a doctor to say he didn't know and have any one believe him.
It's all covered in the consent form ...... "scaring may occur". once that's signed, outside of gross neglegence, the patient is on their own. really it comes down to the patient being aware of what they are getting into, know the risks and doing their homework. I think we are all willing to accept some form of scarring. It's part of the game......