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    okay everyone get off your high horse, why camt you drive a manual did he say was it dangerous or to prevent further damage to your knees. Yes its a very very good idea to listen to him but i know alot of people dont listen to their doctors me included, if it purelly to prevent furhter damage then seek a second opinion and see what they think. If it dangerous just get an automatic your parents should see the doctors opinion as enough reason to pay the extra.

    good luck
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    (Original post by sadie-kiki)
    argh blatant stupidity like that of the OP just irritates me- I mean what sort of sane person believes that a doctor, and not just an ordinary doctor, a specialist for whatever problem they have, would just LIE? The OP wasted all our time writing something that stupid, so I thought I'd give a reply fitting my mood about it :p:
    I am not saying he would lie, this is what my brother said (he is 22 by the way) I can also see what he means as if i were in the doctors position and thought there was a small chance i could get a lawsuit against me i would cover myself thus eliminating this possibility. Wouldn't most people?
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    I am not saying he would lie, this is what my brother said (he is 22 by the way) I can also see what he means as if i were in the doctors position and thought there was a small chance i could get a lawsuit against me i would cover myself thus eliminating this possibility. Wouldn't most people?
    If you look at this that way you could as well take him to court over providing false advice. Also it's not US and as yet doctors over here are not particulary obsessed with an idea of being dragged through court by patients.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    I am not saying he would lie, this is what my brother said (he is 22 by the way) I can also see what he means as if i were in the doctors position and thought there was a small chance i could get a lawsuit against me i would cover myself thus eliminating this possibility. Wouldn't most people?
    well older clearly doesn't equal wiser in this case. OP, you have a decent brain, don't engage in an activity which places a lot of strain on your knees if you have problems! You'll only end up with a knee replacement in future.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    I am not saying he would lie, this is what my brother said (he is 22 by the way) I can also see what he means as if i were in the doctors position and thought there was a small chance i could get a lawsuit against me i would cover myself thus eliminating this possibility. Wouldn't most people?
    I'm going to be brutally honest - you are a stupid person!

    You have been given advice by a doctor, a trained medical professional who has told you that driving a manual car will damage your knees. Now, you would take the advice of your brother, an untrained, unqualified, normal person over that of the doctor - THAT ALONE IS STUPID!!

    Secondly, the doctor is being honest! He isn't covering his back or doing anything evasive. He is placing the facts on the table for you to process. You can go and get a second opinion but that doctor is likely to say something similar to the first doctor - a waste of his time.

    Stop looking for ways to avoid the doctor's advice. The truth of the matter is, you have a knee condition that will be affected if you drive a manual vehicle. Searching on here for justification to avoid the doctor's advice is futile as most people on here have brain cells and enough rationality to listen to the doctor and follow their advice.

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    (Original post by Longorefisher)
    I'm going to be brutally honest - you are a stupid person!

    You have been given advice by a doctor, a trained medical professional who has told you that driving a manual car will damage your knees. Now, you would take the advice of your brother, an untrained, unqualified, normal person over that of the doctor - THAT ALONE IS STUPID!!

    Secondly, the doctor is being honest! He isn't covering his back or doing anything evasive. He is placing the facts on the table for you to process. You can go and get a second opinion but that doctor is likely to say something similar to the first doctor - a waste of his time.

    Stop looking for ways to avoid the doctor's advice. The truth of the matter is, you have a knee condition that will be affected if you drive a manual vehicle. Searching on here for justification to avoid the doctor's advice is futile as most people on here have brain cells and enough rationality to listen to the doctor and follow their advice.

    Insensitive. But true.

    Because alot of doctors don't have a clue what they are talking about, and if they honestly did not know, which many don't they would say to not take part just in case danger danger occured surely.

    I just don't understand how do you know he is being honest? If i were to be in his sheos i would do whatever i could to avoid chances of a lawsuit.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Because alot of doctors don't have a clue what they are talking about, and if they honestly did not know, which many don't they would say to not take part just in case danger danger occured surely.

    I just don't understand how do you know he is being honest? If i were to be in his sheos i would do whatever i could to avoid chances of a lawsuit.
    Feel free to take your chances. Bear in mind that if you don't tell DVLA what your doctor told you than you are the one at risk of ending up in court.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Because alot of doctors don't have a clue what they are talking about.
    How did you work that out?

    if you think you know better, then go ahead, but don't attempt to sue him or moan at him when you do mess your knees up.

    Sometimes, they do get things wrong (my friend's mum was told my friend would be blind; but he has around 80-90% of his vision) but they're only human.

    How do you know he's not being honest?
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    It would be virtually impossible to sue a doctor for misdiagnosis in this type of case, so it's not likely that he would just be 'covering' himself.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    They say they are too expensive, and hard to sell due to low demand.
    clearly you need a lesson in economics. Draw a supply and demand curve and you'll see that low demand=low price.
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    (Original post by my_username_was_taken)
    Hello, just wondering as i have bad knees, and my orthopedic surgeon said i definatly can't drive a manual car due to my condition, but my brotehr keeps telling me it's rubbish and he's just covering himself so he doesn't get sued if i had a crashj or damaged my knees or something.

    Who should i believe?


    what condition do you suffer from if you don't mind me asking?
 
 
 
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