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Patient Sues Doctor For Taking Test On Phone While Performing Surgery On Her

A suburban New York woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her, CBS News reports. The Journal News of Westchester County reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and his employer, Westmed Medical Group. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages. Fishman performed surgery on Edwards to fix varicose veins twice in 2017. According to the lawsuit, Edwards claims Fishman had a conversation in Spanish on his cellphone during the second outpatient procedure. Edwards’ attorney, Mitchell Baker, says his client is fluent in English and Spanish and could hear…