A woman of Port Chester, Mary Edwards, filed a lawsuit recently in State Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and his employer, Westmed Medical Group.
The doctor performed a surgery on the 70-year-old woman to fix varicose veins. In the lawsuit, Edwards claims Dr. Fishman had a conversation in Spanish on his cellphone during her second outpatient procedure. She also claimed that Dr. Fishman explained he was taking a Spanish proficiency test during the surgery.
According to the reports,
‘[There is an argument that] in an emergency [phones] can be helpful. But this was no emergency. The doctor felt he could do both'
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