Actually, a better analogy might be my recent colonoscopy.
I got a shitload (pun intentional) of precautions. I observed all of them. Stopped eating seeds on the directed date, stopped eating food, adjusted my medication, avoided red fluids, took the unholy cleanser fluid that tasted foul and acted fouler, showed up early for the appointment, brought my documentation, insurance card, arranged a ride home, all that. Did everything in MY power to ensure a success.
There might have been a mistake. They were a little concerned that the doc’s ‘under training’ assistant might have nicked my large intestine’s lining. Mistakes happen. Precautions fail. Some of it outside of our own personal responsibility. The nurse mentioned it in recovery.
Nothing had actually wrought any damage. But it might have. So, if they had perforated my bowel, should i expect the opportunity to get that taken care of? Or since i consented to an elective medical procedure, and signed off on the paper describing the risks, did i automatically give consent to suffering peritonitis?