Have you ever wondered what happens when you “go under” in the operating room?
In Weston, Virginia, a man found out.
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The patient — who requested to remain anonymous — wanted to record the doctor’s post-operation instructions. But he ended up accidentally recording the entire procedure.
And what he found was pretty disturbing. He discovered the doctor and the rest of the surgical team insulting and mocking him once he fell asleep.
“After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little.”
(That was one of the less vulgar things said during the operation.)
“We finally came to a conclusion,” Farid Khairzada — one of the jurors — said, “that we have to give him something, just to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.
The man was awarded $100,000 for defamation, $200,000 for medical malpractice and $200,000 in punitive damages.
Memphis Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Behavior like this is degrading and has no business in the operating room. For decades the attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates have handled medical malpractice cases of all shapes and sizes.
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