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Suit: Doctors mocked me while I was unconscious

Suit: Doctors mocked me while I was unconscious
Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:11pm by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – So what do doctors chat about after you've gone under anesthestic? You may not want to know, according to a lawsuit picked up by Courthouse News Service. A colonoscopy patient in Virginia says he used his cellphone to record instructions given to him prior to surgery, and accidentally left it recording during the procedure. He says doctors mocked him relentlessly. A sampling:

  • Dr. Tiffany Ingham is heard saying to the unconscious patient: "And really, 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." 
  • Ingham also called him a "big wimp" and a "retard," joked about firing a gun up his rectum, and threatened to falsely note on his chart that he had hemorrhoids.

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