Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:54 PM
I complained about a gynaecologist many years ago. To be honest, I didn't feel that I got a satisfactory response. I got a cursory apology and an acknowledgement that he had done the wrong thing (he didn't give me some test results for a pap smear that could have led to cervical cancer had it not been picked up by another doctor). Although he did admit that he was in the wrong, nothing else was done, he received no proessional censure that I am aware of. I was young at the time and his attitude was very superior and I still think to this day he thought he was in the right not giving me the information as apparently I was 'fragile' due to another diagnosis I had already received which conincided with the cervical problem. I don't feel that I was 'black listed' by any doctors as a result. I should have pushed harder, but again, I was young, I was treated poorly and I was left feeling like I was in the wrong for daring to complain about a medical professional.
If it happened now hell would freeze over before I would accept a simple apology for what was a doctor failing in their duty of care.