File this one under creepy, inappropriate, and completely unethical*:
In a lawsuit filed yesterday, a Camden County woman accused her orthopedic surgeon of “rubbing a temporary tattoo of a red rose” on her belly while she was under anesthesia.
The patient discovered the tattoo below the panty line the next morning, when her husband was helping her get dressed to go home after the operation for a herniated disc, her attorney, Gregg A. Shivers, said in a phone interview yesterday.
Note that the placement of the tattoo, while of prurient interest, is made that much more curious by the fact that surgery for a herniated disc required the patient to lay on her stomach for the duration of the surgery, meaning that after the surgery, Doc turned his patient over and took the time to apply a temporary tattoo “below the panty line.”
As his laywer puts it, it’s part of her aftercare plan.
The doctor’s attorney, Agre, who had seen neither the board complaint nor the lawsuit, said the doctor had “never been accused of anything.”
“Most of the patients are delighted by Dr. Kirshner’s sense of humor.”
Ha ha ha! Yes! Delightful!
via Chaos Theory
* I highly suggest that if you click through to read the full article you resist the urge to read the accompanying comments, where the patient is cast as a clear example of a “scumbag” trying to “take advantage of the system.” Can’t a bitch take a joke?
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