You wouldn’t think that there was a fine line between “uncooperative” and dead, but a lawsuit filed in Cumberland County North Carolina explores just that part of one hospital’s treatment of a severely ill cancer patient, who was undeniably dead by the time the cab from the hospital got to his house.
Real-life misfeasance, malfeasance, and mayhem of medical professionals.
Sometimes we report about a case and never get to hear about it’s conclusion. This time, however, in the case of a traveling hospital worker with a drug habit, who knowingly infecting 45 people with the hepatitis C virus, we are glad to say he will be locked away for a very long time.
The Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine is considering revoking the medical license of Dr. David Simon, investigated by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for allegations that he tortured a female patient, 38, forcing her to strip, walk on all fours, submit to being handcuffed, blindfolded and whipped in his office — after hours — as part of a monthly therapy session for her depression.
Akron, Ohio, gynecologist Dr. John Black is being sued after a patient claims that a routine yearly check up became a painful, disfiguring experience that wound up in the local emergency room. The woman was reportedly undergoing a routine pelvic exam when the doctor reportedly reached for a spray bottle marked vinegar, and sprayed the substance onto her sex organs into her vaginal canal.
A short-staffed morgue in Sweden is reportedly raising eyebrows by having a janitor assist with the autopsies. The janitor, who works for the hospital in southern Sweden in which the morgue is located, apparently took out the trash, and the internal organs from a number of bodies, starting last summer.
Like something out of an absurd late-night comedy sketch, the doctor that finally examined double amputee Brian Sinclair, who had been waiting in a Winnipeg emergency room for a whole day, said Sinclair had been dead for hours.
An Hidalgo County Texas man is suing his home medical care company for damages alleging that a nurse removed his urinary catheter without first deflating it, thereby ripping open his penis.
Was his diagnosis of "ghetto booty" playful bedside manner as Dr. Timothy Sweo contends, or demeaning as Terry Ragland, 55, of Jackson, Tenn., contends? The Tennessee Department of health will have to decide, since Ragland has filed a formal complaint regarding the incident.
A San Diego appeals court has ordered the release of convicted rapist and quadriplegic Steven Martinez because keeping him in prison costs too much, and he is expected to live another 20 years. The parole board initially denied his medical parole stating that even paralyzed he remains a threat to the public capable of using others to carry out his threats.