Ca: Saving Hope actors witnessed rectal exam: Lawsuit

Michele Mandel reports:

If the allegations in this lawsuit are true, well…. this is just unconscionable.

Medical shows on TV are keen on getting their facts straight and their scenarios realistic.

But at least one patient insists that research shouldn’t include letting the actors in to watch you get a rectal exam.

That’s what Walter Fisher claims happened two years ago when he was at the Brampton Civic Hospital. Dressed in medical garb, he assumed the man and woman accompanying his doctor were medical students or fellow physicians. Instead, he claims, he later learned they were really from CTV’s medical drama Saving Hope and were watching his “invasive physical examination” — and may have even participated — without his knowledge or consent.

Fisher has just filed a $100,000 lawsuit against the William Osler Health System, which oversees Brampton Civic, his doctor and a number of people and companies connected with the Canadian TV show, claiming assault and battery and a breach of privacy.

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