Patient gets even with anesthesiologist

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  1. Shithead

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    HEAR IT: Medical staff mocked unconscious patient who unknowingly recorded them during colonoscopy
    BY Jason Silverstein
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 4:27 AM
    He was undergoing a colonoscopy, but the medical staff was the real pain in the butt.

    A Virginia man won a $500,000 lawsuit against an anesthesiologist and her practice after he unknowingly recorded them mocking and intentionally misdiagnosing him while he was unconscious, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

    The man, a Vienna resident identified only as "D.B." in court records, went to Dr. Tiffany Ingham's Reston practice in April 2013, Courthouse News Service reported.

    He started recording the procedure, wanting to capture the doctor's instructions for post-operative care. He forgot to stop recording once he went under.



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    Dr. Tiffany Ingham was heard mocking an unconscious patient and instructing her staff to misdiagnose him in a recording accidentally captured by the man, who successfully sued her and her practice.


    Only on his way home did he hear how sick the doctor and her assistants really were.

    "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 said almost as soon as he was unconscious, as heard in audio uploaded by the Post.

    Ingham warned an assistant not to touch a rash the man had because she might get "some syphilis on your arm." She also joked that the rash was "penis ebola" and "probably tuberculous in the penis."

    One assistant called the patient a "retard." The staff members wondered if the man was gay, and Ingham said she knew "gay men that have more manliness" than the patient.

    And she told her staff to write that he had hemorrhoids, which he did not. The staffers are heard mocking patients at large for their gullibility and over-reliance on medical advice from the Internet.

    Ingham, 42, no longer works at that practice. She relocated to a practice in Tavares, Fla., but it's unclear where she is working now, according to the Post.

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    The man unknowingly recorded the vile remarks by a doctor and her assistants during a colonoscopy at Dr. Tiffany Ingham's practice in Reston, Va.


    The man won the suit on claims of medical malpractice, punitive damages and defamation — $50,000 for the tuberculosis comment and another $50,000 for the syphilis one.

    "I've never heard of a case like this," defamation lawyer Lee Berlik told the Post, noting that doctors' comments are usually privileged, but in this case the recording caught the doctor and her staff talking about things far different from the work at hand.
     
  2. Tipsey Russell

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    I think I disagree with this outcome
    all they did is goof on the dude ( I think??)
    he does sound a little fucking sensitive if that outraged him
     
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    Its a hard one for me since I work in health care and know exactly the kind of patient she was dealing with, but the second they falsified the chart they were fucked.
     
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    He
    he's half a million richer. They bitch should have kept her trap shut and just did her job.
     
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    he does have the money
    the courts do like sensitive over potty mouthed i guess
     
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    How does one butch up knowing that in a few minutes some lady is going to shove a Handycam up your rear?
     
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    Its bad enough they're putting a tube up your butt, let alone talk such crap about you..Who knows..i'd like to know what it was recording it on?? He was naked??
     
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    i got $5 says this is way more common than people might possibly like to think
     
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    I've been told this is quite common...
     
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    he probably was a fucking tool... but it was unprofessional of them, specially to write fake aliments on his chart, that is what is fucked up
     
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    Never ever talk bad about a patient until they have left the building.
     
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    Of course his initials are DB.
     
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    I wonder what kind of patient the guy was. Maybe he deserved it, maybe not.
     
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    Poor fucking guy just wanted to see the dr and not get roasted lol
     
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    I honestly think making up a diagnosis should get you to lose your license..... how fucking unethical is that... I wouldn't want someone who did something like that so casually to take care of me
     
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    Some people react differently to anesthesia. My wife happens to be very resistant to it and narcotics in general. Once when the idiots had trouble getting an IV going it delayed her getting the drugs into her system and the doctor tried to start operating on her anyway even though she wasn't under. She had to scream bloody murder for the dipshit to stop. Since then she always makes sure they understand that a) it's hard to get an IV going on her narrow flat arteries after they've told her not to drink after midnight and she's dehydrated. And b) the regular dose of something barely phases her.

    So you HAVE to complain and tell them their shit because so often they aren't any good at their jobs. I've seen people cleaning houses put more thought into what they're doing than some medical pros who are getting paid $2500 for 20 minutes of work.

    Like Jerry Seinfeld says, someone had to finish at the bottom of their class.