According to this story, a poor patient who was in the operating room for an appendectomy was left mid-surgery while his surgeon and another doctor duked it out:
BELGRADE (Feb. 21) – A routine appendix operation in Belgrade went badly wrong when two surgeons started fighting and stormed from the operating theater to settle their dispute outside, the daily Politika reported Wednesday.
Surgeon Spasoje Radulovic was operating when his colleague Dragan Vukanic entered and made a remark that started a quarrel, said the anesthesiologist on duty.
“At one moment Vukanic pulled the ear of the operating doctor, slapped him in the face and walked out,” she said.
Radulovic followed and an all-out fight ensued, resulting in bruises, a split lip, loose teeth and a fractured finger.
The operation was completed successfully by the attending assistant doctor.
This is one case where I would be 100% behind a medical lawsuit.Â How ridiculous!