Virginia Doctors Sued After Patient’s Cellphone Records Them Mocking His Unconscious Body

JONATHAN TURLEY

220px-Thomas_Eakins,_The_Agnew_Clinic_1889Clearly, when Otto von Bismarck said “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made” he apparently not never watched a surgery in progress. There is a fascinating case out of Virginia where a colonoscopy patient is suing over allegedly abusive comments made about him by his doctors . . . while he was under anesthesia. While this may sound like a torts version of the tree falling in a forest question, there was someone to hear these comments beyond the medical staff: “DB” had failed to turn off his cellphone which continued to record comments of the doctors ridiculing him, his body, and his character.

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