jliat wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:07 am
A surgeon performs an operation amputating a patient's leg as he has gangrene. Thus it can be argued not causing harm, though afterwards the patient is disabled and requires a prosthetic leg.
Later it's found the medical team made a mistake, the leg was not infected with a life threatening infection.
So now they did cause harm. The analysis of the tissue some days after the operation which 'didn't cause harm' now alters the operation to one that did.
Further analysis much later shows
that actually there was a potentially fatal infection. The operation now has not caused harm.
In the meantime the patient was not aware of the change from being not harmed to being harmed, or again being not harmed.
Another expert confirms the first path lab result. Now the patients was harmed, as long as this final result is certain. The expert says its a 70% certainty.
Was the patient then 70% harmed? And 30% not harmed.
Weeks later the patient is out walking and is bitten by a rattlesnake. Luckily on the false leg, so is not harmed.
So now did the operation harm or not harm the patient?
1. Part and parcel of gangrene
2. Now its harmful
3. Ok..now it ain't, sorta
4. Hmm, ok, man became another medical stat
Now, you could just say what you don't know isn't gonna be there to kill you
and yeah, there's truth to that but are we really going the "A worker sold pig iron to a foundry that made iron meant for a gunsmith so the worker was a murderer route"?
This isn't a Tuskeegee experiment type thing, he had gangrene regardless in 20-effing-19, idc if he did or didn't have another infection, cut that shit off.
Despite all of this, he was harmed, the doctors were incompotent and kept switching between him being fine and not being fine, everything else just happened, if dude lived around rattlesnakes he'd prolly know how to handle it..then again the motherfucker got gangrene
My final thought: He was harmed because he doesn't seem bright (danger to himself for being a dummy) and his area's medical practioners are crap regardless of the need for surgery