Once again, some more of this anti-doctor stuff being spewed. My doctor's never hinted at or guaranteed anything in any of my treatments, operations or even radiation. And yes, you sign a lot of liability away just being treated. Even with some of my lingering side effects and complications, I don't feel it was due to bad "doctoring". Most of it has to do with the exactnetss of my own body and the condition at the time stuff was done to it.
Of course there are legitimate cases of malpractice and wrongful death associated with any medical treatment/practices, and its sad when it f* up someone for life, or if they die.
But all of us knew, or should haven known the natural risks before undergoing any primary or secondary treatments. If you didnt, then shame on you for not asking questions or reading what you signed. I don't believe anyone here was forced into a treatment against their will.
For every bad apple, there's a thousand good apples.
It's a shame that so much of a doctor's gross profit has to go for insurance levels that he/she shouldn't have to have, just to protect themselves from the ambulance chasing class of litigators that love to lure in a disgruntled patient. Again, not takling about the legitmate cases.
David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marginIncontinence:
1 Month ED:
Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRTPost Surgery PSA
: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16Post SRT PSA:
1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, next test 11/10Latest:
7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days, Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19