RESTON, Va. — A Virginia man has been awarded a large financial settlement after he apparently recorded his doctors belittling and insulting him during a colonoscopy.
In the recording that was entered as evidence in the case, the anesthesiologist reportedly said:
“After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op, I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit.”
The anesthesiologist also reportedly said she was going to mark on his medical chart that he had hemorrhoids “even though we don’t see them and probably won’t.”
The Washington Post reports that a jury ordered the doctor and her practice to pay the man $500,000.