Watch What You Say…

June25

Anesthesiologist Trashes Sedated Patient — and It Ends Up Costing Her


From the article:

Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite in Reston, Va., a Vienna man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his smartphone, to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure…

And:

Because he was going to be fully anesthetized, the man decided to turn on his cellphone’s audio recorder before the procedure so it would capture the doctor’s post-operation instructions, the suit states. But the man’s phone, in his pants, was placed beneath him under the operating table and inadvertently recorded the audio of the entire procedure, court records show. The doctors’ attorneys argued that the recording was illegal, but the man’s attorneys noted that Virginia is a “one-party consent” state, meaning that only one person involved in a conversation need agree to the recording.

Why is this important…because in some states it is illegal to record a conversation without the other person’s knowledge. It would seem from the story that he qualified as the “one-party” who knew about the recording.

I worked for a dentist at one time and it wasn’t unusual for certain member’s of the staff to say things about patients. It wasn’t during procedures as in this case.  Some people just lack maturity and a professional attitude about their job.

I am happy to say I haven’t work there for some time. I learned a lot but I absolutely hated my job. There were some very un-Christian things going on in the office. I’m not going to elaborate, of course.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/anesthesiologist-trashes-sedated-patient-jury-orders-her-to-pay-500000/2015/06/23/cae05c00-18f3-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html