A man who pressed record on his smartphone to capture post-colonoscopy instructions from the doctor ended up recording the entire exam, including the conversation among surgical team members who mocked and insulted him as soon as he was out. (Source: Washington Post)
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The doctors also are heard discussing an incorrect diagnosis the anesthesiologist reportedly noted on the man’s chart and lying to him later.
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It’s pretty much a patient’s nightmare, and a jury agreed, ordering the anesthesiologist and her practice to pay the man, who remained anonymous, $500,000.
The attorneys for both doctors named in the suit argued they were recorded illegally, but in Virginia, only one person in a conversation needs to know about the recording.
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