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Old 06-26-2015, 07:17 AM
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A man in Virginia has sued and won $500,000 because his set his phone to audio record during a colonoscopy. What he heard on playback was the female anesthesiologist trash talking about him while he was under. That will make you think.

Virginia man wins $500,000 after recording doctors mocking him in surgery | Daily Mail Online


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSc2YZbNUy4
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I'm sure this happens a lot, and probably will continue since so many people have flocked to the health care industry only because it is a lucrative, secure field of employment. Someone with true compassion for the care and healing of patients wouldn't act this way. I knew a nurse who worked in the OR for a short period. She related similar situations of drs. ridiculing a patient while under anesthesia, and it bothered her to the point where she went back to her old job.

Fortunately for the patient, the insulting and disrespectful comments were recorded unbeknownst to the health care workers, and I for one am glad the jury awarded him damages.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:56 AM
 
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He should have received more.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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I think he did pretty good, 500,000 sounds adequate I think.
Maybe now, more people will sneak their cells into the room.
The anesthesiologist should be ashamed of herself.
She talks of him being a coward.......what could be more cowardly that trashing a man when he's down and out....she's quite pathetic to say the least.
It also makes you wonder if a diagnosis is in fact real or fiction....and that's scary
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Will never understand the connection between suing someone for that much money and justice.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:30 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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$500k for some insults he probably didn't hear when they were being said? That's ridiculous. Someone has to pay that $500k, you know. I'll admit, that was mean spirited of her, and she should be disciplined.

If something negative to his health had arisen because of those comments, then the award would be more understandable.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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$500k for some insults he probably didn't hear when they were being said? That's ridiculous. Someone has to pay that $500k, you know. I'll admit, that was mean spirited of her, and she should be disciplined.

If something negative to his health had arisen because of those comments, then the award would be more understandable.
Exactly. Where is this money coming from? It doesn't just appear out of nowhere and no one seems to care that the loss of that much funding for something like this is a bit ridiculous. With all due respect to this man, the situation is really lame.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:35 AM
 
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Isnt there a law against audio recording someone without their consent?
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I am against frivolous lawsuits but something about his one struck me and I'm glad the guy won the case.

I think over the years there has been a decline in the moral fiber of our society but one should still expect a certain amount of respect from their Doctors and other professionals especially in the health care industry.
Any time someone is asked to disrobe in a doctors office there should be a high level of professionalism to help protect ones dignity.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Isnt there a law against audio recording someone without their consent?

TN is a "one-party consent" state.

Although I wonder if that party needs to be awake the entire time?
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