Patient Records Audio While being Operated- Hears doctors Making Fun of His Penis.
You surely wouldn’t expect doctors to laugh at your private parts and joke about your penis that you have Ebola infection when you are lying unconscious during an operation but this actually has happened.
A patient known as DB in Reston, Virginia discovered that he was made fun of by Anesthesiologist Tiffany M Ingham while being operated. He was able to discover it because he set up his cell phone to record the audio before getting operated.
After operation he heard the conversation that went on in the OT and he heard Ms Ingham saying during the colonoscopy procedure “After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit.”
Later, when a medical assistant discovered that Db had a rash, she was warned by Ms Ingham to not touch it and said that she could get “some syphilis on your arm or something, it’s probably tuberculosis in the penis, so you’ll be all right.”
Gastroenterologist Soloman Shah also added his bit by joking with another doctor about the patient and saying that they both ‘would eat him for lunch.’
The patient sued Ms Ingham and the practice successfully for medical malpractice and defamation and hence, the verbal abuse cost them an eye watering $500,000 which is about £318,000.
This is not the first time when medical specialists were caught making fun of their patients. In March, 2015, a Russian paramedic was fired for taking pictures with dying patients, uploading them on her Instagram and telling how she hates her job.