Locked-in is no fun, surely. Think of the pain you will feel if your muscles are relaxed, but you are not anesthesized…
A Virginia man was awarded $500,000 by a Fairfax County jury after an anesthesiologist repeatedly mocked and insulted him during an operation.
Trace Gallagher reported on “Your World” that the unidentified patient hit “record” on his phone before being sedated for a colonoscopy. He put his phone in his pants pocket and placed it beneath a table in the medical suite.
Gallagher said that the man’s intentions were to record the instructions his doctor would provide after the procedure.
But the patient was shocked to actually hear the medical professionals making fun of him.
“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,” anesthesiologist Tiffany Ingham told the sedated patient in the audio recording.
Gallagher reported that when a medical staff member pointed out a rash on the patient to Ingham during the procedure, she…
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