Skip to comments.Ex-con wins $18,607 in rectal thermometer lawsuit
Posted on 02/12/2014 6:09:44 PM PST by rickmichaels
MONTREAL A judge has ordered a Montreal hospital to pay an ex-con $18,607 after his temperature was taken with a rectal thermometer while he was handcuffed to a bed.
The judgment, however, fell far short of the $200,000 John Beshara had sought after claiming he'd been "violated."
In September 2006, Beshara was serving time in the north-end Bordeaux jail for robbery.
He ingested what he thought was methadone, part of a treatment for heroin addiction, court documents say.
In fact he had mistakenly swallowed another inmate's meds, which landed him in hospital.
On the second night, as the inmate lay cuffed to his bed, a male nurse entered and Beshara became aggressive, the court ruling says.
Correctional officers held Beshara down and the nurse took his temperature.
The judge ruled Beshara hadn't been sexually assaulted, but he still deserved compensation because he was probed without his consent.
And it’s all downhill from here for this superannuated franco-geezer.
What is the difference between an oral and rectal thermometer ?
Who do the victims of these scuzzball criminals get to sue to regain their property, their health and dignity, or, God forbid, their lives and the lives of their loved ones?
I remember an old joke from Mad Magazine. When the nurse is taking your temperature, take the thermometer out of your mouth, look at it, and ask her what rectal means.
These days they just point the temperature taking doodad in my ear. It’s no fun anymore.
i was so busy with tongue pressure taste didnt compute
Does a violated tuchus qualify as a mangled genital? Or maybe it’s only IndStrHumor...
If he swallowed another inmate’s medication, that’s not his mistake. That’s a major nursing mistake or procedural mistake.
Either the nurse handed him the wrong medication, or he managed to get the medication from another inmate.
Why on earth would a prison have a rectal thermometer in stock? One time use or drop it in bleach? If the prisoner won’t take a thermometer in his mouth, there are skin contact thermometers.
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In prison, the difference between rectal and oral just depends on who your cellmate is.