Doctor Brands Uterus of Patient

A California gynecologist is being sued for branding a patient’s name on her uterus using an “electrocautery device.”

From CNN:

Dr. Red Alinsod removed Ingrid Paulicivic’s uterus during an operation at his Orange County office in 2006, according to the complaint posted on The Smoking Gun’s website. The Laguna Beach doctor carved “Ingrid” on the organ, according to the site, because he “did not want to get it confused with others.”

Alinsod told the site that labeling of body parts in that manner is not typical. But, he said, he “felt comfortable putting her name on the uterus” since the 47-year-old hairdresser was a “good friend.”

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One Comment on “Doctor Brands Uterus of Patient”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    Yeah, but wait a minute— If he took-out the whole Uterus, wouldn’t that mean that it wasn’t any good for anything anyway, and that the Patient wasn’t going to get it put back in? Why bother Marking it if he didn’t need to SAVE it?? Also, this doesn’t say much for this Doctor’s overall Efficiency… What? He would only “Label” his FRIEND’s Organ, and let everyone else’s risk the possibility of getting Mixed-up?? Uh, right. I’m not clear either.


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