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Woman Awakens From Surgery to Find Panty-Line Tattoo
Fox News ^ | 07.16.2008 | Fox News

Posted on 07/16/2008 12:26:54 PM PDT by Coffee200am

A New Jersey woman has sued her orthopedic surgeon after awakening from surgery to find a temporary tattoo below her panty line.

Elizabeth Mateo, of Camden County, N.J., filed her lawsuit Tuesday saying she found "a temporary tattoo of a red rose" below her panty line the morning after her surgery for a herniated disc, her attorney, Gregg A. Shivers, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"She was extremely emotionally upset by it," Shivers told the paper.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: healthcare; lawsuit; malpractice; surgery; tattoo
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1 posted on 07/16/2008 12:26:56 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am

it’ll wear off. what’s she so upset about?


2 posted on 07/16/2008 12:29:00 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: Coffee200am

There’s more going on here folks.


3 posted on 07/16/2008 12:30:16 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (I like, pork.)
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To: Coffee200am

Oh the horror, she should sue for a brazillion dollars!


4 posted on 07/16/2008 12:30:33 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Coffee200am

Makes you wonder what else doctors do to you when you’re out, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 07/16/2008 12:30:48 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Coffee200am

Beats a Kilroy tattoo.


6 posted on 07/16/2008 12:30:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Coffee200am
This is really is a dumb thing for the orthopeadist to do but the key phrase is “temporary tattoo”.......take a bath and get over it
7 posted on 07/16/2008 12:30:59 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: Coffee200am

If she knew all the bad things and insane medical errors that can happen in surgery, she’d look at the rose and think she got lucky.


8 posted on 07/16/2008 12:30:59 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Coffee200am

He draws a rose with washable marker and she sues? LOL


9 posted on 07/16/2008 12:31:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Coffee200am

Was the anesthesiologist Dr. Miofsky for those of us in Sacramento?
He was quite the sick Dr. but several nurses went down with him too.


10 posted on 07/16/2008 12:32:34 PM PDT by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: Coffee200am

No harm no foul. She’s trolling for dollars, methinks.


11 posted on 07/16/2008 12:32:42 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DJ MacWoW

What would you do if he tattoo.... Change=Obama


12 posted on 07/16/2008 12:32:49 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
Oh the horror, she should sue for a brazillion dollars!

They can sure afford it. They have lots of oil.

13 posted on 07/16/2008 12:33:09 PM PDT by bubbacluck
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To: Tijeras_Slim

14 posted on 07/16/2008 12:33:52 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick; envisio; najida

pings to those that may be interested..

i’d be made that it was temporary, not permanant.


15 posted on 07/16/2008 12:33:54 PM PDT by absolootezer0 ( Detroit: we're so bad, even our mayor is a criminal)
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To: Coffee200am
Makes you wonder how her back is? /sarc

This lady needs to get a life.

But, alas, so do way too many Americans looking for the quick buck from an Ambulance Chasing Lawyer!

16 posted on 07/16/2008 12:35:03 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?")
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To: Coffee200am

This woman should put on her big girl panties and get a life!


17 posted on 07/16/2008 12:35:41 PM PDT by gridlock (Al Gore wants YOU to live like the Flintstones while HE lives like the Jetsons.)
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To: Coffee200am
Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University who was read a summary of the lawsuit, speculated about why a surgeon who had performed an operation on the back would leave a red rose on his patient's belly.

Maybe because if he put it on her back she couldn't see it? Deep psychology there, Doc.

I'd give her $1 and a wet washcloth to wipe it off.

18 posted on 07/16/2008 12:35:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: Coffee200am

Not cool.


19 posted on 07/16/2008 12:36:19 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: thefactor

The woman needs to get a sense of humor! She is probably some uptight Democrat with a lawyer on retainer. The Doctor fixed her what more does she want? His ass?


20 posted on 07/16/2008 12:37:37 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: Orange1998

If you’d read the article you’d know that he wouldn’t have done that. The article said “ the doctor has left washable marks on patients before to improve their spirits as they heal”. Don’t try to make this something that it’s not.


21 posted on 07/16/2008 12:37:50 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Coffee200am; TheWasteLand

"... and when I woke up my shirt was untucked."

22 posted on 07/16/2008 12:38:04 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

23 posted on 07/16/2008 12:38:16 PM PDT by jellybean (Write in Fred! - Proud Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: liege

Did you hear what President Bush said when he was told that four Brazilian soldiers with the MNF were killed in Afghanistan?

He said “That’s terrible! A brazillion is more than a million, right?”


24 posted on 07/16/2008 12:38:36 PM PDT by gridlock (Al Gore wants YOU to live like the Flintstones while HE lives like the Jetsons.)
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To: Coffee200am

That is so creepy.


25 posted on 07/16/2008 12:39:11 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Coffee200am

For a physician/surgeon to do something to a patient’s body which is not medically required is just plain wrong.

For the patient to sue over this drawing is just plain stupid.

A good butt-chewing by the medical board is appropriate.


26 posted on 07/16/2008 12:40:27 PM PDT by DakotaGator
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To: thefactor
A washable "tattoo?" Poor baby. She should talk to this woman. It really happened, I lived there at the time.

In 1988 a jury in San Luis Obispo, Calif., awarded $6 million damages to a woman whose jealous ex-husband, a gynecologist, sewed her vagina shut while she was undergoing a hysterectomy performed by another doctor (one of his buddies).

27 posted on 07/16/2008 12:40:57 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Coffee200am

I think it’s creepy. He’s got no business doing anything to her that isn’t a necessary element of the surgery.


28 posted on 07/16/2008 12:41:00 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: thefactor

Why not, some other woman sued because the doctor burned something like his alma mata letters into her uterus or something in the surgery to remove it.

The surgery requires you mark the organ so you know your orientation etc... so he apparently had taken to making his college’s letters or something. She found out and sued him for it. Even though there was nothing unethical, immorral or dangerous about it.

I never did hear how that case turned out, but I bet that woman got some sort of payout.. probably from the guys insurnace, never letting it go to trial.


29 posted on 07/16/2008 12:41:02 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Coffee200am
Lots of posts disparaging the woman as overreactive.

Who here upon awakening at an Embassy Suites hotel and finding the manager did something similar while you were asleep would leave a tip for the chamber maid and just drive off?

I know, it's 100% different and a stupid comparison and besides, I'm stupid.


30 posted on 07/16/2008 12:41:12 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: DJ MacWoW

you sure are crusty. It was a joke.


31 posted on 07/16/2008 12:41:18 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: gridlock

Good one!!!


32 posted on 07/16/2008 12:41:18 PM PDT by WayneS (And now I shall return to my hovel and cling to my guns ... until it is time to go to Church)
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To: Coffee200am
“to make her feel better”....give me a few more extra refills on my pains meds doc, then I will feel better.
33 posted on 07/16/2008 12:41:54 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: DakotaGator
A good butt-chewing by the medical board is appropriate.

Like that would happen. Half the medical board is posting on this thread, LOL.

34 posted on 07/16/2008 12:42:35 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Coffee200am

Modern-day branding.


35 posted on 07/16/2008 12:42:41 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: gridlock
That’s terrible! A brazillion is more than a million, right?

Welcome to 2006

36 posted on 07/16/2008 12:43:04 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: TheWasteLand; SJSAMPLE
Makes you wonder what else doctors do to you when you’re out, doesn’t it?

I have a physician friend who was not getting surgery that would have been very beneficial, and I couldn't understand why she put it off.

When I asked, she told me, "Remember, I went to med school...I know what goes on..."

37 posted on 07/16/2008 12:43:30 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: rodeo-mamma

I would bet you dollars to donuts this woman’s husband is a lawyer, or she’s a lawyer herself.


38 posted on 07/16/2008 12:43:41 PM PDT by gridlock (Al Gore wants YOU to live like the Flintstones while HE lives like the Jetsons.)
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To: colorado tanker
Frank Farley, a psychologist at Temple University who was read a summary of the lawsuit, speculated about why a surgeon who had performed an operation on the back would leave a red rose on his patient's belly.

Actually they sometimes use the front instead of the back. So the Psychologist was a little clueless.

WHY GO THROUGH MY FRONT (ANTERIOR APPROACH) TO GET TO MY BACK?

39 posted on 07/16/2008 12:45:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: donna
That is so creepy.

Yep, WAY out of line, she will win her lawsuit as this is not acceptable behavior from a medical professional. Probably settle for $100,000

40 posted on 07/16/2008 12:45:11 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: theDentist

Seriously, who HASN’T been violated by a dentist and their assistant?


41 posted on 07/16/2008 12:46:01 PM PDT by LanPB01
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To: Orange1998

I apologise for misunderstanding. Truly.


42 posted on 07/16/2008 12:46:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW ("Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you" Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rodeo-mamma
Not smart on the part of the doc, at all. Unprofessional.

That being said, award the woman a paper towel, and some warm water for her pain and suffering.

43 posted on 07/16/2008 12:46:55 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: absolootezer0

After my spinal fusion surgery (removed herniated disk) I was too sore to notice anything. Plus the brace I had to wear to support my spine does not allow you to see your panty line.


44 posted on 07/16/2008 12:47:44 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Some days it is not worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: donna

LOL!


45 posted on 07/16/2008 12:47:45 PM PDT by DakotaGator
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To: Coffee200am

Is this sturgeon some kind of a nut bag or what?
What was he thinking?
What did he expect would be the outcome of his actions?


46 posted on 07/16/2008 12:48:28 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Got Freedom ? Thank a Veteran...... Want to keep Freedom? Don't vote Obama)
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To: Coffee200am

As long as he did’nt cross the tree-line to beaver valley...


47 posted on 07/16/2008 12:48:45 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Coffee200am

Creepy, unprofessional, and violation of “boundaries.”

inexcusable, and should be stiffly disciplined.

Some people are emotionally fragile, unlike all the tough-guy Freepers here.

The moral equivalent of making dirty leering jokes while examining a lady with a speculum.

I can also tell you that if it had been my Mother, she would have been genuinely traumatized, and I would lead the fight to sue the doctor for all he was worth to set an example.


48 posted on 07/16/2008 12:49:03 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people, criminals and the governments that create them do.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
“ the doctor has left washable marks on patients before to improve their spirits as they heal”

And most would take it that way...but he should also understand that a rose tattoo under the panty line might be disturbing to a lady.



Semper Ubi Sububi

49 posted on 07/16/2008 12:50:08 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: jalisco555

(No harm no foul. She’s trolling for dollars, methinks.)
On what basis do you assume no harm?
Would YOU want some doctor or nurse writing on your body without your knowledge?


50 posted on 07/16/2008 12:50:30 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Got Freedom ? Thank a Veteran...... Want to keep Freedom? Don't vote Obama)
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