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Virginia Man Files Lawsuit Over Doctor’s Comments

by Staff Blogger | June 11th, 2015

When we think of a medical malpractice lawsuit, the case typically stems from a doctor’s error or negligence. However, our Roanoke medical malpractice attorneys at Skolrood Law Firm explain that sometimes lawsuits are filed over comments or statements a doctor makes that the patient wasn’t intended to hear.

One such case involves a Virginia man who filed a lawsuit against his doctor’s employer after his physician and the medical staff made defaming comments about him while he was anesthetized to undergo a colonoscopy. According to an article from Medscape, the patient began recording a preoperative conversation with the doctor on his phone, but he did not stop the recording when he entered the room where the procedure took place. Once he was unconscious, the recording continued and captured remarks being made by staff regarding the patient’s genitals and accusations that the patient suffered from diseases that he did not actually have.

The patient later filed a lawsuit using the recording as evidence.

At the Skolrood Law Firm, we understand that filing a claim against a medical professional is a complicated and intricate process. If you’ve been harmed while receiving medical care, our Roanoke personal injury lawyers are here to answer your questions. If you’d like to speak with our legal staff, feel free to call us anytime at (866) 215-8065.