On Jun 24, 2015, the Washington Post reported that a man from Vienna, VA “prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his smartphone, to capture the instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure.” Driving home after the procedure, however, “he found that he had recorded the entire examination and that the surgical team had mocked and insulted him as soon as he drifted off to sleep.” The incident resulted in a lawsuit in which the man “sued the two doctors and their practices for defamation and medical malpractice.” Following a three-day trial, “a Fairfax County jury ordered the anesthesiologist and her practice to pay him $500,000.” See, D.B. v. Ingham.
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