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#1

I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery. Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?


#2

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

I don’t think the doctor has the obligation to tell you. Do you sue McDonalds for not telling you that Burger King offers onion rings?


#3

» » I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» » about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» » about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» » Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair
» transplants?

Hi, can you tell us who the doctor was? how bad was your result? please share your experience with us if possible.


#4

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

How about a little self responsibility. It is mind sets like yours that is going to destroy our society. You and ONLY you are responsible for you decisions. You should have done YOUR researcher YOURSELF.


#5

» » I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» » about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» » about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» » Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair
» transplants?
»
» How about a little self responsibility. It is mind sets like yours that is
» going to destroy our society. You and ONLY you are responsible for you
» decisions. You should have done YOUR researcher YOURSELF.

Rooster are you kidding me? Why are you blaming him? There is a gigantic difference between fue and strip. The doctor has the responsibility to inform the patient before selling him a strip job.


#6

» How about a little self responsibility. It is mind sets like yours that is
» going to destroy our society. You and ONLY you are responsible for you
» decisions. You should have done YOUR researcher YOURSELF.

Well said.


#7

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

Most doctors don’t do FUE, and if you ask they’ll criticize it to justify their not doing it. Check out the latest Men’s Health. It has some doctor listing all the cosmetic surgery options out there, and when he gets to hair transplants he describes the strip procedure.

The sad truth is that the doctor offered you the standard hair transplant procedure, and I doubt any jury is going to find him guilty of doing anything wrong. There are a lot of doctors in the cosmetic surgery field who do the procedures the way they were taught, while elsewhere certain doctors are revolutionizing those procedures. It’s up to us to research and research and research before letting a doctor work on us. I’m sorry, but the doctor isn’t responsible to tell you that a handful of docs are working on a cutting edge procedure that he himself doesn’t do.

I speak as someone who has three (pre FUE) strip scars across the back of my head, so I understand what you’re feeling. One option you have is to go to a good FUE doc like Cole or Umar and have them start filling in the strip scar. I suggest several small sessions to do that, but I guess opinions vary on that point.


#8

» How about a little self responsibility. It is mind sets like yours that is
» going to destroy our society. You and ONLY you are responsible for you
» decisions. You should have done YOUR researcher YOURSELF.

I don’t think it is unreasonable to rely on the doctor for guidance. The doctor should have the obligation to tell the patient what options he has before giving him a scar for life.


#9

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

It depends, does your doctor do both fue and strip or is he a strip doctor only? If he offers both fue and strip, then you have a strong case, it’s negligence on his part not to tell you about fue. He was full aware of fue and he didn’t present you with that option. No excuse.


#10

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

Who did your surgery? How could you not have known about FUE? Didn’t you do your research prior to getting your surgery? A hair transplant is not like going in to get a facial.


#11

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

You have a responsibility to do your own “due diligence”. I,m not a lawyer though. Maybe you should consider consulting one.


#12

» Rooster are you kidding me? Why are you blaming him? There is a gigantic
» difference between fue and strip. The doctor has the responsibility to
» inform the patient before selling him a strip job.

Morally speaking perhaps, but legally speaking you do not have a leg to stand upon. At a minimum you would have to show the average HT dr. would have known there was a superior treatment for you. However, the average HT dr. doesn’t even know FUE exists. And of the ones who know about FUE, many would argue that strip is better (because that’s their specialty).

Suing the dr. would be like going and buying a new car and then trying to sue the salesman because you found one you liked better a month later. You sought out a service from a Ford dealer and later decided you like Chevy better, so now you want to sue Ford. In the same manner, you went to a strip HT specialist and later found out you would have preferred seeing an FUE specialist.


#13

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

Hi NeverAgain. What i dont understand is if you are unhappy with the result a scar at the donor or just because he did not tell you about FUE. I agree with the rest that if he was not performing FUE himself he would not have sended you elsewhere.

ps let us know the HT doctor and if he had achieved what he promised and if possible number of grafts.I do not personally believe you can sue him.


#14

» I only stumbled onto this forum a few months ago. I had a strip surgery
» about 15 months ago. I wish I had found this site sooner. Had I known
» about FUE I would never have agreed to go along for the strip surgery.
» Can I sue my doctor for not telling me everything about hair transplants?

anyone can sue anyone

can you win , or do you have a case of malpractice is another issue

cosmetic surgery, which hair transplants, are, would have to be provably disfiguring, and you would have to prove you lost income from your job, suffered irreversable damages

hell I dont know im not a malpractice atty, I imagine you had to sign a book full of disclaimers absolving the doc or any responsibility should you not be happy with the outcome, or worse yet, sign a waiver that commits you to accept arbitration instead of filing suit

i would go back and read the paperwork carefully


#15

NA, are you in the US? I am not positive about this but I think US doctors are required by law to present all treatment options to their patients. If that is true, then all strip doctors should advise their patients that fue is available even though they do not offer fue themselves.


#16

» NA, are you in the US? I am not positive about this but I think US doctors
» are required by law to present all treatment options to their patients. If
» that is true, then all strip doctors should advise their patients that fue
» is available even though they do not offer fue themselves.

I doubt there is such a law otherwise we would be seeing strip doctors getting sued by the minute.


#17

You would have to show negligence on behalf of the doctor, and that the course of action you took caused damage; good luck


#18

» You would have to show negligence on behalf of the doctor, and that the
» course of action you took caused damage; good luck

You could sue him, im not sure you will win though.