Getting a colonoscopy isn’t exactly a good time. It’s hard to get fired up about any type of butt-related procedure. At the very least, though, dudes can expect their doctors to treat the sensitive event with the type of compassion and respect it deserves.
A 42-year-old Virginia man was just awarded $500,000 in medical malpractice and punitive damages after he accidentally recorded a doctor’s zingers while sedated.
“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?”
Talk about adding insult to injury. Although, I’d put up with much, much worse for half a million bucks.