A probe has been announced into a doctor who joined a traffic court hearing on Zoom while performing surgery on a patient. Scott Green, a resident of Sacramento, California was dressed in surgical scrubs when he joined a virtual trial. “Hello, Mr Green? Hi. Are you available for a trial? It kind of looks like you're in an operating room, “ said the judge. goom Green responded: "I am, sir. Yes, I'm in an operating room right now. Yes, I'm available for a trial. Go right ahead."
Upon being questioned about the surgery, Green told the judge that he was happy to go ahead. He further said that he had "another surgeon right here who's doing the surgery with me". However, the judge said that it was not “appropriate” to hold a trial like this and eventually postponed it.
In the aftermath, an investigation into the matter has been launched by the Medical Board of California. The board also warned other practitioners, stressing that it expects physicians to "follow the standard of care when treating their patients". Meanwhile, a video clip of the zoom call made its way to Twitter, creating a stir worldwide. While many slammed the doctor for his negligence, others dished out hilarious opinion on the situation.
Judge: “Unless I’m mistaken, I’m seeing a defendant who’s in the middle of an operating room appearing to be actively engaged in providing services to a patient. Is that correct, Mr. Green?”— Ajit Pai (@AjitPai) February 28, 2021
Defendant: “Yes, sir.”
Judge: “Or should I say, Dr. Green.”
This is a horrific “sweet dreams boys and girls” for the lawyers out there.— pennsyltuckian (@pennsyltuckian1) February 28, 2021
Lmafo, an astronomical amount of laws being broken.— Shane Michael Kelley (@shanemkelley) February 28, 2021
Several options here:— maverick (@maverickstripe) February 28, 2021
A) Surgeon has a god-complex and thinks the Judge will be impressed and let him off the hook.
B) Both A and B
C) A, B , and C
D All of the above
That Dr is the defendant in a TRO hearing (temporary restraining order). I’m thinking he’s a sandwich short of a picnic and a danger to more than his patient.— Stop the World. I Want to Get Off! (@bonitalea) February 28, 2021
In another case of medical negligence, a rogue dentist extracting a tooth while riding on a hoverboard has been sentenced to prison. Tooth extraction is a delicate process that requires the utmost precision. However, Seth Lockhart, who operates his clinic in Anchorage, Alaska was recorded performing the surgery while casually riding on his hoverboard.
According to Metro, Lockhart was arrested on September 14 for charges that included knocking patients out without proper consent or training. A video, that has now left many stunned shows, Lockhart, extracting a tooth from an unconscious patient Veronica Wilhelm while riding on a hoverboard.
Pronouncing the verdict, the judge said that not only has Lockhart made many patients unconscious but also almost killed many of them. Apart from risking his patient's life, the dentist has also been accused of stealing money from federal government's medicare and also embezzling from his bosses.