Medical company slapped with lawsuit after doctor said he would like to shoot gun up rectum of unconscious patientBy Mason White 1:00 PM April 23, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A medical company was slapped with a lawsuit after a patient recorded a doctor saying that she would like to shoot a gun up his rectum, according to court proceedings in Virginia.
According to the lawsuit, doctors joked at the expense of the unconscious patient during a colonoscopy.
One doctor even said that she wanted to fire a gun up his rectum, the man, whose cellphone captured the audio of the talking doctors, said.
The man, only identified as D.B., is suing Safe Sedation LLC and Safe Sedation Management, for defamation and emotional distress. D. B. claims that Tiffany Ingham and Soloman Shah, who were not named as defendants, mocked him after the second anesthesia kicked in.
D. B. said that he had inadvertently left his cellphone in the room and it recorded the entire session. Soloman Shah said that a certain student doctor and Tiffany Ingham, can eat him for lunch.
Tiffany Ingham agreed that the plaintiff would be eaten alive and jokingly discussed firing a gun up his rectum. A medical assistant also touched the plaintiff’s penis even though it was not part of the medical procedure.
“Plaintiff has suffered distress, including embarrassment, loss of sleep, and mental anguish as a direct and proximate result of the conduct,” the lawsuit states. He is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages for defamation, infliction of emotional distress and illegally disclosing health records.