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Surgery Patient Violations
We have included some articles about different ways patients have been violated under anesthesia. Patients under anestthesia are totally vulnerable.

Playing ‘Price is Right’-style game, GR doctors post operating room photos online

Medical professionals taking pictures of patients' organs and patients under anesthesia happens more than you can imagine. The only reason patient advocates at the hospital spoke up against this case was because they were posted on Instagram. Also, check out the other article, Graphic surgery photos Spectrum doctors posted online may violate privacy laws.

Date of Article: 3/12/2021

Lawsuit claims Anchorage neurosurgeon improperly took and shared photo of patient’s genitals

An attorney for the spine surgery patient in Alaska whose surgeon took pictures of his genitals while he was under anesthesia shared this statement: When patients are under general anesthesia, they're at their most vulnerable. They have to have confidence that doctors are going to act honorably, professionally and free of any immoral, perverted, or depraved motives or impulses.

The outcome for the above case would have been different if the man had a personal advocate such as his wife present. He also should have been allowed to wear underwear. Patients under general anesthesia cannot speak up.

Date of Article: 3/16/2018

These Stories of Sexual Abuse in Operating Rooms Are Horrifying

Date of Article: 8/24/2015

Med Students Recount How They Watched Doctors Abuse Patients

Two chilling reports of sexual abuse perpetrated by powerful physicians in front of their intimidated medical students were published in Annals of Internal Medicine, a top medical journal. This happens more common than most people think.

Date of Article: 8/17/2015

Jury awards patient $500K due to doctor's defamatory comments while he was sedated for colonoscopy

A patient's phone accidentally left in record mode recorded disturbing conversation 2 physicians allegedly had while he was unconscious and undergoing a colonoscopy in April 2013.

Date of Article: 6/25/2015

Operating Room Confessions: What Doctors Are Most Afraid Of And Other Things

Date of Article: 3/23/2015

What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Surgery

A medical student talked about how mortified she/he to discover that many medical professionals probably saw her/him naked during appendectomy. But then she/he got desensitized to this in medical school. Most patients do not know the truth about how exposed they are in operating room once they are under anesthesia.

Date of Article: 3/21/2015

Patient Sues, Claims She Was Raped During Colonoscopy

Date of Article: 3/11/2015

Horrified visitors catch sight of surgeons operating on a 'naked patient' after blinds are left open at hospital

This case indicates how important it is for you to request that the operating room's blinds are closed and that outside visitors cannot see inside the operating room.

Date of Article: 1/16/2014

Doctor Indicted on Rape Charges

This is exactly why patients are not safe in Operating Room without a personal chaperone not employed by the medical facility. This lady would not have been raped if her husband or someone else had been there.

Date of Article: 7/19/2013

Doctors in training taught to physically violate unconscious patients (explicit)

It discussed about how medical students violate patients who are under anesthesia and how they feel pressured to do things that are not ethical by medical schools. Some medical students did rectal exams on a man who was undergoing spinal surgery and he woke up with a sore anus. They definitely did not ask him for his permission at all.

Date of Article: 1/30/2011



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