Who said drafting was dull?
A legal blogger has posted online a claim form issued by US lawyers on behalf of a man who woke up from an operation wearing pink knickers.
According to the document, which is re-produced in full below, the man, who is an employee at Delaware Surgery Center, went in for a colonoscopy at the same clinic where he works — and woke up from the anaesthetic clad in the pink pants.
In the complaint filed at the Delaware Superior Court, Weik, Nitsche, Dougherty & Galbraith, the lawyers representing the man, say their client has suffered extreme emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation as a result of what appears to have been a practical joke that went too far.
The claim makes clear that the man — who has been named in local media reports which picked up on the initial blog post — did not attend the surgery wearing the pink knickers, and didn’t put them on himself prior to the surgery.
Weik, Nitsche, Dougherty & Galbraith are seeking punitive damages for negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress caused to their client, who was forced to leave his job following the incident.