Man who recorded doctors mocking him during an operation sues anesthesiologist and practice for $500,000

“After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op,” the anesthesiologist told the sedated patient, “I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit,” she was recorded saying.

When a medical assistant noted the man had a rash, the anesthesiologist warned her not to touch it, saying she might get “some syphilis on your arm or something,” then added, “It’s probably tuberculosis in the penis, so you’ll be all right.”

When the assistant noted that the man reported getting queasy when watching a needle placed in his arm, the anesthesiologist remarked on the recording, “Well, why are you looking then, retard?”

There was much more. So the man sued the two doctors and their practices for defamation and medical malpractice and, last week, after a three-day trial, a Fairfax County jury ordered the anesthesiologist and her practice to pay him $500,000.

  • This doctor needs to be out of the medical industry.

    I would never use her services.

  • This is why people are afraid to eat in restaurants.

  • cmh

    not harsh enough

  • Justin St.Denis

    That doctor should be stripped of her licence to practice for at least five years. The fine was ridiculously low. $5million would have been more just. She must have blown the judge or something……