More doctors gone wild: A surgeon in Japan punched a patient in her 90’s during surgery
“A doctor described as arrogant was suspended for three months for punching a patient in her 90s and hurling verbal abuse at her in the middle of surgery, officials said Tuesday.
The incident took place at Shiga Hospital in Higashiomi, Shiga Prefecture, on Aug. 1, according to officials at the Kinki regional office of the National Hospital Organization, which runs the hospital.
The doctor in his 30s started the surgery after the woman was put under local anesthesia.
But the patient continued to move and said she was in pain.
The doctor yelled at the patient, ‘Don’t move’ and ‘Shut up.’ He then punched her on the right side of her forehead, according to the officials.”