A plastic surgeon from Sacramento appeared at the Zoom trial while in the middle of a patient’s operation.
The incident is the latest secular lawsuit to take an interesting turn in the age-related coronavirus, video conferencing and teleworking.
Just weeks after a viral video of a Texas attorney who failed to turn off the kitten filter during a Zoom trial, Dr. Scott Green appeared in a virtual courtroom Thursday from an operating room wearing a scrub and surgical mask.
Despite some hesitation from a courtroom clerk, Green insisted they move on.
“Mr. Green. Hello. Are you on trial? Looks like you̵
“It’s me, sir. I’m in the operating room. Yes, I’m here for a test. Keep going,” Green replied.
While the court waits for Sacramento High Court Commissioner Gary Link, Green appears to be returning to operating on the patient while the nurse takes pictures.
While Green was ready to demonstrate her multitasking skills, Link was unhappy and expressed concern about the patient’s well-being.
“Unless I’m lying, I see a defendant who is in the middle of an operating room, seems to be actively involved in providing services to a patient,” he said.
“Yes, sir,” Green says.
Link, saying he was uncomfortable continuing with the process, reassigned March 4.
“We want to keep people healthy. We want to keep them alive, “he said.” That’s important. “
When NBC News asked Green about the Sacramento Bee report and its court hearing, he said: “This is not true and I have nothing to say. Thank you.”
He ended the conversation.
The California Medical Council said Saturday it “is aware of the incident and will look into it as it does with any complaints it receives.”
Spokesman Carlos Vilatoro said the board “expects doctors to follow the standard of care when treating their patients.”