04-21-2008, 08:46 PM #1
N.Y. jury rejects lawsuit over rectal exam man didn't wantNEW YORK - A hospital did nothing wrong when it tried to examine the rectum of a construction worker who had been hit on the head by a falling wooden beam, a jury found Monday.
After deliberating for about an hour, a state Supreme Court jury awarded nothing to Brian Persaud, who sued NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for unspecified damages. The panel found the hospital and its emergency room medical staff were not liable..........
04-21-2008, 08:52 PM #2
Re: N.Y. jury rejects lawsuit over rectal exam man didn't wantDeFilippo said his client is unemployed and has been unable to hold a job since the accident.
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04-21-2008, 08:55 PM #3
Re: N.Y. jury rejects lawsuit over rectal exam man didn't wantWhen Persaud resisted, staffers held him down while he begged, "Please don't do that," Marrone said. Persaud hit a doctor while flailing around, so the staffers gave him a powerful sedative and performed the rectal exam, he said.
Hospital witnesses testified at trial that the exam was never completed, but Marrone said that when Persaud woke up he was handcuffed to a bed and had an oxygen tube down his throat and lubricant in his rectum.
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