The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, January 16, 2008

And you thought you had complaints about your hospital...

Just a warning, in case of emergency- I don't recommend anyone rushing to the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital emergency room, that is unless they are willing to be assaulted under the pretense of an exam, and then tossed in jail for a few days for attempting to defend themselves from the intrusive practices.

Brian Persaud, 38, said in court papers that after he denied a request by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital emergency room employees to examine his rectum, he was "assaulted, battered and falsely imprisoned."

His lawyer, Gerrard M. Marrone, said Tuesday that his client was injured while working at a construction site in midtown Manhattan on May 20, 2003, and at the hospital later he got eight stitches for a cut over his eyebrow.

Then, Marrone said, emergency room staffers insisted on examining his rectum and held him down while he begged, "Please don't do that." He said Persaud hit a doctor while flailing around and staffers gave him an injection, which knocked him out, and performed the rectal exam.

Persaud woke up handcuffed to a bed and with an oxygen tube down his throat, the lawyer said, and spent three days in a detention center.

It seems the construction worker had been injured after a beam fell on him at work, and went to the ER for stitches and to be examined.

I don't care what the hospital claims it was doing... once a patient denies a medical treatment that should be the end of it. What this amounts to is rape, under the disguise of medical treatment.

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