I recently had a breast revision done and after the surgery, the doctor did NOT tell me that the gauze on my wound had to be changed daily nor did he provide me any kind of written instructions when I left the facility.
At the follow-up appt, he removed the gauze and told me that my wound had been macerated and that I should have been changing the gauze. I told him that I did not know that I had to do that because I was not told to do that by him or any of his staff. I asked if there was anything I could do to fix it and he said “the damage has already been done,” but that I could “try” putting Neosporin on it.
I’m just wondering if I have any case against this doctor. Is he at fault for not telling me the gauze needed to be changed or am I at fault for not asking?Not sure how important this info is, but right after the surgery, the doctor informed me not to wet the area until my follow-up and that he had put a special kind of glue on the wound area and then he placed the gauze on top of that; therefore, I was under the assumption that the gauze needed to be "stuck" in place like that until my follow-up appointment. Because I was not informed that I should be changing the gauze, I am now going to have more conspicuous scarring than I otherwise would have had.
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