A man who underwent a colonoscopy under general anesthetic recorded his doctor’s voices on cellphone whilst he was unconscious during the procedure. When he played back the recording he found that Tiffany Ingham MD joked about the size of his penis, told him (while unconsious) that she wanted to punch him in order to ‘man him up’, and joked about firing a gun up his anus.
The man is now suing Safe Sedation LLC and Safe Sedation Management for defamation and infliction of emotional distress.
“On April 18, 2013, during a colonoscopy, plaintiff was verbally brutalized and defamed by the very doctors to whom he entrusted his life while under anesthesia,” the complaint states.
D.B. claims that Drs. Tiffany Ingham and Soloman Shah, who are not named as defendants, mocked him from the second the anesthesia kicked in.
D.B. claims he had inadvertently left his phone in the room, set to record, having neglected to turn it off after recording instructions for post-operative care.
“The moment that plaintiff became unconscious, Tiffany Ingham, M.D. commented to all of the others in the operating room ‘Oh – Oscar Mike Goss.’ That is a thinly disguised substitute for the expression ‘OMG’, which is an expression of both exasperation and mockery, and is a well-known abbreviation for ‘Oh my God,'” the complaint states.
It adds: “Tiffany Ingham, M.D. started to mock, and then continued to mock, the amount of medicine required to anesthetize plaintiffs.
“Referring to plaintiff, Soloman Shah, M.D. commented that a teaching physician known to both him and Tiffany Ingham, M.D. ‘would eat him for lunch.’
“Tiffany Ingham, M.D. agreed that plaintiff would be ‘eaten alive’ and also jokingly discussed a hypothetical of firing a gun up a rectum.”
D.B. claims his phone caught Ingham talking to his unconscious self, saying, “And really, after five minutes of talking to you in pre-op I wanted to punch you in the face and man you up a little bit.”