Man Claims Hospital Forced Rectal Exam Upon Him

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    NEW YORK — A construction worker claimed in a lawsuit that when he went to a hospital after being hit on the forehead by a falling wooden beam, emergency room staffers forcibly gave him a rectal examination.
    Brian Persaud, 38, says 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 he and Persaud later learned the exam was one way of determining whether he had suffered spinal damage in the accident.
    Marrone said his client 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.
    more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323186,00.html
     
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  3. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    Unless he got hit in the head really hard, I don't see why they needed to look up his rear... :angel:
     
  4. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    Yeah couldn't they have checked his spine with an x-ray or something instead?
     
  5. Jen_in_Indy

    Jen_in_Indy Former Member

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    This is such an WEIRD story!

    I've never heard of it being possible to check your spine by doing a rectal exam. And yeah...why couldn't they just do an xray or something? And why was it THAT important that they go to the lengths they did? Very odd.

    And the fact that he was detained for three days for freaking out while they forcibly did the exam is just too much.
     
  6. Sally

    Sally Former Member

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    Don't you have the right to refuse medical treatment? I mean ..he obviously went to the hospital seeking treatment, but at what point do you lose any ability to make your own decisions about that treatment? I am particularly disgusted that they would give him an injection to knock him out so they could continue.
     
  7. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    Jen, don't feel bad. I giggled too. :D :silenced:

    Very odd is right.
     
  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    I don't think that the need to check up his rectum was as important as they made it out to be. If they really suspected a spinal injury, an x-ray should have been done anyway. But I do know that the only true way to palpate (feel) the coccyx (end of the spine) is through the rectum. But if he refused, an x-ray would have been much simpler.
     
  9. Jen_in_Indy

    Jen_in_Indy Former Member

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    LOL Thanks Jules!

    I edited it out because I didn't want someone thinking that I was a terrible person!:crazy:
     
  10. Paladin

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    Simpler yes, but also more expensive. Hospitals will probably do anything they can to save money in order to increase profit margins.
     
  11. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    When I read this article, I thought it might be one of two things:

    1. There is more to the story than we know, and they were doing this against his will for reason.

    2. It was a case of mistaken identity; the medical people thought he was someone else, someone who needed that exam.
     
  12. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    Perhaps they misinterpreted "head injury" with "head up his ass". :)
     
  13. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: :chicken: ;)
     
  14. pedinurse

    pedinurse Former Member

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    work comp - a lot of times they won't even let you have family with you. who knows what happened! but i would be ticked if they forced a rectal exam on me!!
     
  15. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Well since a great majority of men keep their heads up their butt most of the time . . . .


    JOKING!!!!


    Yes, he had every right to refuse the procedure.
     
  16. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:

     
  17. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    IMO Whoever penetrated him should be facing criminal charges for rape!
     
  18. montana_16

    montana_16 Active Member

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    Now that this is public, he will also be made the "butt" of jokes!
     
  19. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    and the ones that helped should also be charged with conspiracy to commit rape
     
  20. jubie

    jubie Former Member

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    Theres something smelly about this story....:eek:


    Seriously, I can't see a hospital being able to get this guy locked up for 3 days just because he didn't want a rectal exam, waaaaay more to this story.




    Jubie
     
  21. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    SNIP
    Jubie,

    There has to be more...I least I think there has to be more.
    A person's head and butt are generally (;)) in 2 different areas of the body.

    Does that mean if he fell on his butt they'd examine his teeth? :waitasec:
     

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