Patient Charles Algeri was getting his s …

surgeryPatient Charles Algeri was getting his spine welded together by Dr. David Arndt in a marathon daylong surgery when it became clear that the doctor had other concerns on his mind. He repeatedly asked the nurses to find out if his paycheck had arrived. When another surgeon, Leo Troy, passed by to drop the check off, Arndt asked Troy to watch the patient for “about five minutes.” Then the surgeon walked right out of the hospital, got behind the wheel of his car and drove to the bank. Those few minutes turned into half an hour, and Algeri (who found out about it after the surgery) didn’t think that the doc avoiding late fees was a good enough reason to leave him lying wide open on an operating table. He sued the surgeon for malpractice.

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Dr. Allan Zarkin was so pleased with the …

rsz_1doctors-victimDr. Allan Zarkin was so pleased with the Caesarean section he performed that he decided to tag it with his initials. Zarkin (appropriately nicknamed “Dr. Zorro” by the press) carved the initials “AZ” into Liana Gedz’s stomach, presumably forgetting that human beings are not pumpkins, public playground equipment or school desks. Naturally, Zarkin was dismissed from Beth Israel Hospital, which had been fined $14,000 by the state, in addition to the massive lawsuit from the patient.

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