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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 4 O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 5 was sedated during a colonoscopy? He had his own black box tucked in his pants pocket. He wanted to preserve instructions his doctor would give him after the procedure, so he hit "record" on his smart- phone's audio recorder before surgery and tucked it in his pants beneath a table in the GI suite. A jury awarded him $100,000 for defamation, $200,000 for medical malpractice, and $200,000 for puni- tive damages. An iPhone tucked in your back pocket can be just as good as a black box hung in the OR. OSM E D I T O R ' S P A G E

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