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(Philly.com)   Surgeon sued for giving patient temporary tattoo, eating all her Crackerjacks   (philly.com) divider line 109
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2008-07-16 03:22:59 PM  
i don't care if she ever comes back...
 
2008-07-16 03:23:53 PM  
I am a surgeon and I am rubbing one out on a patient right now, so I am getting a kick out of this...
 
2008-07-16 03:23:54 PM  

Surgeon sued for giving patient temporary tattoo


The patient should receive a temporary judgment.


*goes away to RTFA*
 
2008-07-16 03:24:48 PM  
I've got a confession to make. That map of Hawaii's not really a tattoo...
 
2008-07-16 03:25:22 PM  
It's "Cracker Jack".


"If it's true," said Caplan, whose knowledge of the case was limited to a reporter's summary, "she's got a case."

Something about this sentence bugs me too.

//I'm a Moran!
 
2008-07-16 03:26:39 PM  
www.smokingtree.net
\approves
\\shamelessly hotlinked
 
2008-07-16 03:28:41 PM  
bullseye
 
2008-07-16 03:28:42 PM  
Huh. So she got distressed over something that could easily be rubbed off. Sounds like she needs more surgery.
 
2008-07-16 03:29:14 PM  
Even if she has a "case" what can she claim in damages? It was temporary, done without malice and left no lasting damage. If she is that emotionally weak to suffer mental anguish over a tatoo that a little extra scrubbing will take off she needs to be comitted.


/Hope they dont tell her about the UFIA she got
 
2008-07-16 03:30:33 PM  
Stupidest tagline ever.

/nah, i'm j/k.
//i lol-ed
///lol
 
2008-07-16 03:30:41 PM  
www.pbfcomics.com
 
2008-07-16 03:31:49 PM  
I think the real question is this. She had back surgery....

So why was there a temporary tatoo BELOW her panty line on her front???

Was the Dr. looking/playing with her roast beef?
 
2008-07-16 03:31:50 PM  
yes, a temporary tattoo is something we should all feel emotional about.


/just did the Macarena while screaming and pissing my goddamm pants upon hearing the news.
 
2008-07-16 03:31:57 PM  
I don't see why this is a big deal. I mean, they give stickers and stuffed animals to kids when they come out of surgery, Don't they?

If i woke up in the hospital after an operation and had a sweet dragon-with-a-knife-stabbing-through-it temporary tattoo on my chest, i would laugh and say, this is awesome.
 
2008-07-16 03:32:14 PM  
You know what? Sooner or later, everybody, no matter how great or how small, farks up. Sounds like if the guy has no priors for extremely questionable antics, then he should be given a memorable fine and some unpaid time off to think about his stupidity, then allowed back on the job with "parole" supervision. Let's not end the guy's life over one really bad moment.
 
2008-07-16 03:32:17 PM  
patricula: "If it's true," said Caplan, whose knowledge of the case was limited to a reporter's summary, "she's got a case."

Something about this sentence bugs me too.


I'm right there with you. That is a tortured sentence from front to back. We should put a tattoo on it.
 
2008-07-16 03:32:17 PM  
If she is that emotionally weak to suffer mental anguish over a tatoo that a little extra scrubbing will take off she needs to be comitted

I think the core argument here is that we should be able to trust doctors enough that they're not playing around while we're unconscious.

If I was her, I'd be thinking "he thinks it's funny to put a tattoo on me, what else was he doing?"

Just sayin' I can see both sides here.
 
2008-07-16 03:32:34 PM  
nobodys_goose: Huh. So she got distressed over something that could easily be rubbed off. Sounds like she needs more surgery.

I'd be pissed just for the principle of it. What if they drew on your face with marker like your friends do when you pass out drunk? It washes off, too, but if my surgeon does it when I'm anesthetized he'd better believe he's hearing from my lawyer.

In TFA, though, he says it is to "Make them feel better". If that's the case, put a sticker or something on them, not something you have to scrub off with hot soapy water that's the equivalent of drawing on them in permanent marker.
 
2008-07-16 03:32:47 PM  
Lipo-sarktion, and he was going to cut it of anyway?
 
2008-07-16 03:33:02 PM  
I remember when one doctor drew a happy face on someone's penis during surgery. Heh. Penis.
 
2008-07-16 03:33:48 PM  

Postal Penguin


Even if she has a "case" what can she claim in damages? It was temporary, done without malice and left no lasting damage.


It was done in an area - "below the panty line" in the front, according to TFA - that no doctor who is performing back surgery has any need to see.

If nothing else it appears to be a breach of ethics (though IANAD).

If he had placed the tattoo on her arm I don't think this would be worth pursuing.
 
2008-07-16 03:33:49 PM  
That's cool that's all he's getting charged with, because I had to pay him 75 bucks. That and I couldn't punch her, or leave any monkey bites or hickeys. Any mark of any kind for that matter.
 
2008-07-16 03:34:03 PM  
You know the doc was up to something.
 
2008-07-16 03:34:28 PM  
after my vasectomy i had "welcome to the great state of tennessee, home of the volunteers, state bird the mockingbird..." on my penis

just kidding..they didn't mention the mockingbird

penis
 
2008-07-16 03:35:16 PM  
I remember when the other docs and I would take turns putting our penises in the patients mouths while they were under. We would send the pictures to them while they recovered to cheer them up. Ah, good times.
 
2008-07-16 03:36:06 PM  
www.qsrmagazine.com

/hot linked
 
2008-07-16 03:36:09 PM  
Mr. Murder: I am a surgeon and I am rubbing one out on a patient right now, so I am getting a kick out of this...

That would make you Dr. Murder. Mr. Murder is your father.

/Meanwhile, the doctor in today's story needs a behind-kicking.
 
2008-07-16 03:36:46 PM  
fark_your_mudder: I remember when the other docs and I would take turns putting our penises in the patients mouths while they were under. We would send the pictures to them while they recovered to cheer them up. Ah, good times.

HAHAHAHA
 
2008-07-16 03:37:21 PM  
Hot soapy water? The damn things wrinkle and melt under tap water. Never had to scrub one off when I was a kid, nor had to scrub with anything more than one thumb on the new ones my cousin's kids put on.


What I WOULD find amusing is if they said:
"Ma'am, because of the delicate surgery we'll be performing on your back, we need to shave your cooter. Why? For the tattoo, of course!"

That'll come off much better.


Any "damages" that aren't permanent or even ill-intended, shouldn't be awarded. What are they honestly gonna charge the doctor with? That's what I'm curious about. If they can't name right off without lawyer jargon something he/she really did wrong, then get out of my court room.
 
2008-07-16 03:37:43 PM  
Englebert Slaptyback: If nothing else it appears to be a breach of ethics

Yeah, I think it is a breach of ethics but what can she claim? Nothing happened, no damage, no scars, etc. She was in a room full of surgeons, nurses and technicians who I am sure would've stopped the doctor if he was touching her inappropriately so she can't even claim that. It was a breach of ethics which at worst makes it a case of a stupid doctor but she deserves no money out of it.
 
2008-07-16 03:38:28 PM  
Crackerjacks

THE PLURAL OF CRACKERJACK IS CRACKERJACK!

It's like fish or antelope. It serves as both the singular and plural.

</Carlin>
 
2008-07-16 03:38:35 PM  
The temporary tattoo...

...said "Wash me please!"
 
2008-07-16 03:38:56 PM  
The Decider

If I was her, I'd be thinking "he thinks it's funny to put a tattoo on me, what else was he doing?"

The mind boggles.

/Before he rubbed the tatoo on, he was probably rubbing something else on her. To moisten the area for the tatoo.

//If anyone asks, I'll be in my bunk.
 
2008-07-16 03:39:57 PM  
First they say the "belly" then they say "below the panty line", but they don't say how big her panties are. She could be wearing some damn big panties... think about it.

Also, people keep complaining that she was being operated on her back, but the tattoo was on her belly... you think they keep her on her back forever? They turn her back over, you know!
 
2008-07-16 03:40:33 PM  
The Decider: If she is that emotionally weak to suffer mental anguish over a tatoo that a little extra scrubbing will take off she needs to be comitted

I think the core argument here is that we should be able to trust doctors enough that they're not playing around while we're unconscious.


Bingo. I wouldn't care about the stupid tattoo, but I would be forever icked out by this particular doc. Probably wouldn't sue, unless I also happened to be sore in places that I shouldn't be...
 
2008-07-16 03:41:55 PM  
tenhigh: If i woke up in the hospital after an operation and had a sweet dragon-with-a-knife-stabbing-through-it temporary tattoo on my chest, i would laugh and say, this is awesome.

Pishaw, i am getting that tattooed on my chest for real!!!!
 
2008-07-16 03:42:21 PM  
For all the retards that didn't RTFA, the tattoo was BELOW HER PANTY LINE.
 
2008-07-16 03:42:38 PM  
The doctor is stupid. I am not a doctor myself, but I know quite a few of them. They all say the same thing: every doctor will be sued at least once in their career. Even if a jury finds the doctor innocent it will follow their professional record for the rest of their life. Why endanger your job over something so dumb. What if the surgery had or does go wrong? He's written his own statement of guilt by playing around with a child's toy during a medical procedure. Dumbass.
 
2008-07-16 03:42:42 PM  
Anesthesiologists have terrible senses of humor. They each strugle to memorize a single joke. But since anesthesia screws up your short-term memory, they can tell it to every person, every time, and it never gets old.

Apparently, surgeons have even worse senses of humor.
 
2008-07-16 03:42:54 PM  
fark_your_mudder: I remember when the other docs and I would take turns putting our penises in the patients mouths while they were under. We would send the pictures to them while they recovered to cheer them up. Ah, good times.


Thanks for the pics...you were the one with the bad cicumcision, right?
 
2008-07-16 03:43:56 PM  
People need to stop being such thin-skinned ninnies.

\ninnies. I said it.
 
2008-07-16 03:44:06 PM  
You don't go to a doctor for his sense of humor. You go to a comedian for that.
 
2008-07-16 03:44:29 PM  
If I were the judge in this case, I would find in favor of the plaintiff, and the doctor would have to give the patient $10.
 
2008-07-16 03:44:36 PM  
cicumcision?....aarrgghh....circumcision...FIFM
 
2008-07-16 03:44:44 PM  
wholedamnshow: For all the retards that didn't RTFA, the tattoo was BELOW HER PANTY LINE.

That doesn't really tell us much. I think I'd have to see a picture to decide between, "Whoa, inappropriate" and "Meh, get over it, lady."
 
2008-07-16 03:45:06 PM  
Below the panty line. Not good.
 
2008-07-16 03:45:12 PM  

Postal Penguin


Yeah, I think it is a breach of ethics but what can she claim?


Where did I say she had a claim? She should file a complaint with the hospital against the doctor.


She was in a room full of surgeons, nurses and technicians who I am sure would've stopped the doctor if he was touching her inappropriately so she can't even claim that.


The hospital's alleged investigation said there were no witnesses. Where were all these people?

And he certainly was "touching her inappropriately": how is the area (again) "below the panty line" in the front even remotely related to back surgery??


It was a breach of ethics which at worst makes it a case of a stupid doctor but she deserves no money out of it.


Again, I didn't say she did. However, neither should the doc get away without some form of disciplinary action.
 
2008-07-16 03:46:18 PM  
So...

Patch Adams in a movie? Check.

Patch Adams in real life? Not so much.
 
2008-07-16 03:46:38 PM  
the third guy from the right: People need to stop being such thin-skinned ninnies.

\ninnies. I said it.


Can you please watch your language? There's no reason to curse.
 
2008-07-16 03:47:00 PM  
cksewell: fark_your_mudder: I remember when the other docs and I would take turns putting our penises in the patients mouths while they were under. We would send the pictures to them while they recovered to cheer them up. Ah, good times.


Thanks for the pics...you were the one with the bad cicumcision, right?


No, that was Mitch, poor bastard. I'm the one with the warts.
 
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