Picture perfect

By Anonymous - 05/07/2022 04:00

Today, I have a tattoo of my daughter, who died when she was 11, and I had to have surgery on that body area. I told the surgeon very clearly to cut around the tattoo and he assured me he would. Woke up and the bastard had cut through my daughter's face, and half her face is now under scars and stitches. FML
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The doctor is still an absolute prick for pretending to OP that he would honor that promise, though. If he could not make that promise for malpractice reasons he should not have made it, simple as that. It probably would have been significantly less upsetting for OP that way too.

Yet another reason I'll never get a tattoo. But that still seriously sucks, OP. I don't know if this would be considered malpractice though, so sadly, short of getting another tattoo, I don't know if there's anything you can do.

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The surgeon was just humoring you. Had he followed your orders and something went wrong with the surgery, that would be an easy malpractice case. Slicing through your body art was the less consequential path.

The doctor is still an absolute prick for pretending to OP that he would honor that promise, though. If he could not make that promise for malpractice reasons he should not have made it, simple as that. It probably would have been significantly less upsetting for OP that way too.

ever heard of "informed consent"? doctors cannot just "humor you". THAT is a much easier way to malpractice

Yet another reason I'll never get a tattoo. But that still seriously sucks, OP. I don't know if this would be considered malpractice though, so sadly, short of getting another tattoo, I don't know if there's anything you can do.