Dear Cpeter1313,A legal expert? Then you should know that past cases are irrelevant to curent case. Did you get a malpractice verdict in this case--at the age of 6? And how does one become a legal expert who doesn't understand or believe in patient waivers? Or, for that matter, who believes someone has to prove innocence in a court case. Burden of proof is on the accuser, remember?
To establish malpractice, you need medical experts, which you are not.
Medical ethics are standardized by the AMA; the oath is not relevant.
As for stats--only 25% of the world's population is jewish or christian--and not all sects follow the 10 commandments.
I have no connection to eppley; just another of your butt-hurt fantasies. I do have many years in the medical fields and heard a lot of patients moan about consequences of procedures that were all explained as possible side effects. The doctors with whom I worked had only one malpractice case brought, which was decided in their favor. It still was devastating to them. So yes, I have a stake in this game--doctors need to be protected from patients who refuse to accept that bad things can result from perfectly appropriate procedures. Aside from the ethical considerations, constant litigation is a major factor in the cost of halthcare.
A plastic surgeon hurt my wife, destroyed our lives. We sued the bastard in court, but lost. Your "Burden of proof is on the accuser, remember?" remark got me to thinking. I thought, and I thought, and finally I came up with a solution. I waited outside the clinic. When the doctor came out I took a ball pin hammer to his head I'm an auto body mechanic). No body saw me do it. "Burden of proof" on the accuser sure is a nice thing.