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Monday, September 9, 2013

Breach of Medical Privacy Suit Filed Over Doctor's Prank on Unconscious Patient

The Los Angeles Times reports on a lawsuit filed against a hospital and anesthesiologist for breach of medical privacy and IIED.  According to the LA Times, the doctor "decorated a patient's face with stickers while the patient was unconscious — giving her a black mustache and teardrops under her left eye — and then a nurse's aide snapped her photo."   The hospital has admitted that the incident occured. 

Thanks to Lisa Smith-Butler for the alert.

- SBS

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