|The parents, all too often, just made the mistake of assuming the doctor wouldn't do it without a good reason|
Bolding mine - so the parents made the mistake, and the physican pays? That doesn't seem right.
As a health care provider, this makes me exceedingly unhappy.
The precedent alone is scary. The onus is on the PARENTS to do research and make informed decisions.
Are physicians in positions of power? Yes. But since when do we give parents a free pass on stuff like this?
I did research on issues affecting my kids, far be it from me to blame someone else for something I never looked into, or made a wrong decision on.
I work in a combined care unit, and I counsel parents AGAINST
circumcision all the time (I'm in Canada FWIW).
G!d help me if some couple turns around and sues me because I assisted in a procedure that they signed off on.
ETA - That last sentence is a bit of a red herring to be honest; I've avoid assisting in the circs at all costs....