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Man Sues After Necessary Rectal Exam

Litigious just got a new name: Brian Persaud.

A construction worker claimed in a lawsuit that when he went to a hospital after being hit on the forehead by a falling wooden beam, emergency room staffers forcibly gave him a rectal examination.

Brian Persaud, 38, says in court papers that after he denied a request by New York-Presbyterian Hospital emergency room employees to examine his rectum, he was “assaulted, battered and falsely imprisoned.”

His lawyer, Gerrard M. Marrone, said he and Persaud later learned the exam was one way of determining whether he had suffered spinal damage in the accident.

Yet they have not dropped the suit.

Persaud objected so much to the exam that doctors were forced to drug him and then handcuff him to a bed. Issues much?