Mocked patient wins court case
From the moment he went under, the wisecracks began. A Virginia man was awarded $ 500,000 in court after being mocked about his masculinity and insulted by an anesthesiologist during a colonoscopy in 2013.
The Fairfax County jury ordered Dr. Tiffany Ingham and her practice to pay the man after a three- day trial.
Officials say the man, who wanted to remain anonymous, recorded the incident in April 2013 while being prepped for the procedure to be sure he captured the doctor’s post- operation instructions. But when he listened to the recording, he heard the doctor and the rest of the surgical team insulting and mocking him once he fell asleep.
Ingham was recorded saying to the sedated patient that “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.”