Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sorry for laughing, but...

a construction worker has sued New York Presbyterian Hospital after he was administered a rectal exam against his will to check for spinal injuries. After suffering an on-the-job injury, the guy was taken to the hospital where he insisted on not being examined in the dirty way, as he was saving all his butt-luvvin' for the IRS. Hospital staff was hard-assed about the issue, and they administered a sedative after he put up a struggle. Come on, people: no means no. So, anyhoo, he came to later on with a greasy hiney and raised quite a stink. Staff insisted they had not, after all, performed the rectal exam. Cheeky, cheeky.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

*snicker*
BTW, tag, you're it!

Christina LMT said...

I heard about this on the radio, too funny! Awwww...was his poor hiney violated? Gimme a break. I wish men could experience a pelvic exam with pap smear JUST ONCE. Then they'd shut up about their precious butt-holes.

HollyB said...

I'm punned, er,ah, stunned at your lack of sensitivity, LaP! *snort*

Faith said...

LOL and more LOL.

No does mean no. Butt, it sounds like the staff didn't honor it. (smile)
One of those funny stories that gives you a smile over the morning coffee

Myron said...

Yeah, it's kinda funny. And yeah christina it's nothing like what you ladies have to go through.

But I don't give a big hairy rat's ass what kind of exam or procedure we're talking about. If I tell the folks no, it damn well better not happen.

If it does, there will be some ass whuppin' going on. I may be 70 and damn near worn out but I've got a 48 year old 6'4" 275 # son that will help his poor old pap if needed.

staghounds said...

Those darned Presbetyrians...

You can't fight predestination.

phlegmfatale said...

kvegas911 - mkay, hon - I'll try to do it within a week

christina *groan*

hollyb - what can I say? I'm a BAD girl.

faith - they just wanted to bend him to their rigid standards

myron - Never mind your kid, I'll bet you still can open up a mighty can of whup-ass these days, you old salt

staghounds - nor prestidigitation, apparently

Anonymous said...

Back up, maybe it's the hospital staff that is watching too much House.

Lin said...

That poor (R)soul ... nobody should be given the finger like that. But like you said, not like the IRS has any qualms about doing it either.

Aaron said...

You know, in the Navy I had no choice about whether or not I consented to any medical procedures. The Doc was an occifer and his 'treatment plan' was a legal order. Fine.

As a civilian I had to consent to some very invasive procedures, because they though I had cancer in my wedding tackle. Again, fine.

That said, if I said no, and they had forced the issue, they'd deserve all the horrible stuff I'd do to them. I had to threaten a corpman once to get him to realize that as I'm no longer in the military, they can't do whatever they want.

Yes, I know women have it way worse than men, but if you refused and they forced you, you wouldn't be pissed?

Lin M. said...

I'd been in labour 30 hours (daughter was 10 pounds 6 ounces) when some intern came in to see "how I was progressing". Actually I'd had so many people check on my "lack of progression" I could have charged admission down there. Secretly I think he, like the rest of them, was just sneaking into my private labour room to check the score on the Gator Bowl which I was attempting to watch between bouts of screaming.

I think my head rotated 360 degrees and I said. . GET OUTTTT!

Worked.

phlegmfatale said...

leazwell - good theory, that.

lin - at least we know resistance is futile with the IRS

aaron - THAT was what I was saying, sweetie - No means no. Whether you're male or female. That goes for medical exams as well as sexual encounters, imho.

lin m - *L* 30 hours??? OMG!!! eek.
Even in the most sanitary of conditions, it seems like that would be just asking for infections and complications...

Attila The Mom said...

Hehehehe. Butt that was just sooo wrong!

Christina LMT said...

Aaron, of course you're absolutely right, and I was being flippant about that aspect of this whole story. No one should be forced into any kind of treatment or medical procedure, regardless of gender.

Aaron said...

I guess I'm a bit touchy on the subject because when I had my surgery, they were selectively misleading about what it entailed. They told me I was having exploratory surgery on my scrotum, what they actually did was remove both testicles and they wouldn't have put them back in if the biopsy had said cancer.

I was a little bit pissed, since I planned on banking sperm before that particular procedure.

Catmoves said...

Chaos seems to have arrived at the NY Pres Hospital. Glad they joined our University hospital here. (Note lower case "hospital".)
I wonder if there isn't a web site for bitchin' about hospital's screw ups. Like one where lawyers visit to think about class action lawsuits. (Can't get put in jail for suing.)

Mechuahua said...

I think my spine hurts. Do you have the number to that hospital?
No don't, no, not there, no please!, no, no, no, maybe a little, not sure, noooooooo!, Yes! YES! YES! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!