A call to stakeholders to speak out against medical battery.
The difference between medical care and battery is informed consent – the patient MUST agree to the treatment being performed ahead of time.
Denying a patient a flat closure at their initial surgery can result in more profit for the surgeon performing the revision to “fix” it.
I have struggled to come up with a label for the malpractice of leaving extra tissue on a mastectomy patient’s chest against her consent. Labels matter – it’s hard to speak about an experience if you don’t have verbiage to describe it. My friend Amanda has a dark sense of humor, and calls the awfulContinue reading ““Flat Denial”: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Protect Patients”