Mr Knowitall or Arron:
I'm sorry but I have another question.I try to look up what I can on the internet,but what I can't find I have to ask you.I wanted to ask the attorney who has had my claim, this question,but I am communicating through a parilegal secretary who dosen't ask the attorney my questions,I'm trying to learn as much as I can about medical malpractice.
I was confronted by my oral surgaen in a waiting room,concerning a procedure that I didn't want in front of other patients,instead of the examinating room.I was crying because I didn't want all my teeth pulled 18+ my good teeth, and humiliated because he confronted me infront of people.He told me I couldn't have a stemcell transplant unless I had the procedure.He told me everything that was wrong with my teeth infront of these people.
The oral surgaen told me I had to have them all removed or I wouldn't have my transplant.I told him noway!He pretty much threatened me in front of other patients.He made the statement "You mean you are going to choose your life over your teeth?This surgean just basically downed me infront of other patients instead of taking me somewhere in private. I finally after a long confrontation agreed to the procedure.
The oral surgean noted on my records that I was mildly stressed and didn't want this done.I was severely stressed from just going through life saving chemo and loosing my hearing in the process.He made me agree to this knowing I was under stress.The oral surgean hadn't even consulted with my transplant doctor to see if I had to have this done.I ask the surgean if I could have a couple days to think about it and he said "no"!
The attorney who is reveiwing my case has consulted with an expert, who says that he thinks my teeth could have been saved.He says though, that he does not believe the surgean went below the standard of care. Is what happened to me a violation of my patients rights?If so wouldn't that mean that by violating my rights that he went below the standard of care?
I was threatened,givin no other alternatives,forced to make a choice under stress,givin no time to think about it,and confronted infront of people in the waiting room.Thank you for your oppinion.I live in Missouri.