Doctor Uses “Drano” During A Gyno Exam? - Termite Inspection Orange County Termite Terry Pest Control

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Doctor Uses “Drano” During A Gyno Exam?

    A woman is suing her gynecologist for allegedly spraying potassium hydroxide, a corrosive chemical often found in drain-cleaning products, into her while performining an examination.

    The lawsuit states the doctor was scheduled to perform a colposcopy. This procedure included the use of a highly diluted vinegar solution to help examine the cervix. The woman claims that the bottle marked vinegar actually contained potassium hydroxide. She says the doctor sprayed the harsh chemical into her and allowed for it to pool inside.

    “Plaintiff experiences numbness, pain, loss of sexual stimulation and lack of lubrication. The Plaintiff and her husband have not had relations since the incident because it is too painful. The Plaintiff will be required to undergo a hysterectomy. The damages are permanent,” reads the complaint.

    One of the doctor’s attorneys, Cheryl Atwell, told a local reporter that it is unknown how the potassium hydroxide got into the bottle marked vinegar.

    “That is something we are obviously researching as part of the litigation, but it absolutely was not the doctor who filled a vinegar bottle. How the wrong product was in the vinegar bottle, we don’t know,” said Atwell.

    Ladies and gentlemen, this tragic story is another reason why you need to be very careful when dealing with chemicals, household cleaners, pesticides or any other product which can be dangerous if handled improperly.

    To prevent accidents like this, you should always keep all products in their original containers with the product labels attached. Never store any dangerous products in food containers. If you ever do put a dangerous product into another type of container, please make sure it is properly marked with the product name and the appropriate warning words.

    Stay safe, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!