Oct 1, 2011 Health
, Six female patients has filed a lawsuit against a plastic surgeon who allegedly posting nude photos of his patients before and after surgery by giving the original name of the image without the consent of the patient.
“Photos -photographs of patients before and after surgery will show up on Google if the names of the women were searched (entered as a keyword) or if the name of the doctor who sought, “explains Neil Bruntrager, a lawyer who mewaliki all female patients, as reported by ABCNews , on Friday (30/09/2011).
According Bruntrager, several women were working in public positions such as lawyers, teachers and accountants (Certified Public Accountant or CPA), whose names will frequently searched on the internet.
“They were shocked. All said ‘I am ashamed, I was humiliated’,” explains Bruntrager.
The first woman who comes to find his picture while doing Bruntrager business trip. He worked at a large national company and told Bruntrager that people in the office saw it acting strangely.
She was very surprised to find his picture there on the internet while performing breast enlargement surgery. The most embarrassing, distributed photographs of the complete plastic surgeon by the name of the patient.
The lady said it had agreed that the photograph may be used for the website a doctor, but clearly he says that his name not be entered into in the photo.
“All the actions were, Dr. Koo, is careless and reckless and done with complete disregard of law and the rights of plaintiffs,” wrote Bruntrager in the lawsuit.
Dr. Koo sued by privacy violations, including unreasonable publicity, breach of fiduciary duty and one appropriation, as well as exploitation of plaintiff’s commercial image and medical information.
“I am very sorry that this internet problem occurs. I have to apologize personally to the patients involved. I sincerely regret that the alleged protective mechanism established by the web hosts fail and let this happen, “Dr. Koo said in a statement.
Dr. Koo said the patient gives permission for photos before and after surgery with no identity that will be posted on the website without a name. According to him, the emergence of names is accidental and due to technical problems.
( Mer / ir )
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