Dr. David McDaniel — Unethical Medical Practices
Dr. McDaniel is widely know in the Dermatology field for his aging reserch, which is why I went to him when I heard that he was filling the under-eye. I thought that he would do this in an informed and safe manner. When I went to him for an initial consulation, he told me some of the risks, which included bruising. He also told me that he could take this out with a laser. Afterwards, I did bruise, in addition, I also had chronic pain, swelling, some ridges, tydall effect, permanent discoloration, possible hematoma, and what he called hemosiderin staining. NONE of these possibilities were mentioned on his consent forms. None of these issues were mentioned or discussed in his consultation. When I initially started seeing some discoloration, I did not know that this was abnormal, because I was not told about potential side effects. It was only about about a week, that I contacted him. At that point, I asked what I could do, and he said that a laser could not be used on my skin, as I was too dark. This was a complete reversal of what he told me in my initial consulation. I feel he was unethical in his practices and did not use a well informed consent. I have considered reporting him to a medical board, but it is also very difficult knowing that he is so well known, and when I think about consulting with lawyers or friends, frankly I am embarrassed that I did this to begin with. I have as a result gone to see an opthamologist & oculoplastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, and my regular PCP to ensure no internal damage. There was no internal nerve damage, some tissue damage from trauma of multiple injections, and the discoloration does look to be permanent. I wanted to at least post this to prevent others from perhaps going to him to at least doing more detailed research.