A California doctor is being sued for branding his patient’s uterus with her name after removing it, The Smoking Gun reported Monday.
Dr. Red Alinsod applied an ’electrocautery device to carve and burn’ Ingrid Paulicivic’s first name into her removed uterus during an operation he performed at his Orange County office in 2009.
Alinsod called the unusual act a ’friendly gesture,’ since the patient was a ’good friend.’ He told the website he ’did not want to get it confused with others.’
Paulicivic denies knowing the gynecologist prior to the hysterectomy, although, she said she was acquainted with a receptionist in the office.
The medical negligence lawsuit says the labeling had ’no medically necessary purpose or reason,’ and called it ’inexcusably bizarre behavior.’ Paulicivic claims she received burns on her legs from the branding.
The lawsuit also names Paulicivic’s husband as a plaintiff, charging that he was ’permanently injured and damaged’ because of the lack of intimacy that resulted between the married couple, the website said.