A man who went to hospital for a routine bowel examination is seeking damages for emotional distress because he claims he woke up following the procedure wearing nothing but a pair of woman’s pink panties.
Obviously, a colonoscopy medical procedure is a stressful experience at the best of times, but for Delaware man Andrew Walls, his own personal ordeal was made a lot worse after the effects of the anesthetic wore off, and he found to his deep disgust and utter disbelief that he was wearing nothing but the loudest of lacy lingerie and the pinkest of pink panties.
The 32-year-old from the city of Dover, claims the incident occurred at the Delaware Surgery Centre in October 2012.
The civil damages suit filed in New Castle County Superior Court describes the full horror of what happened to Mr Walls.
“When the plaintiff recovered from the effects of the anesthesia administered by defendants, he awoke to realise that while he was unconscious pink women’s underwear had been placed on his body.
“When the plaintiff initially presented for his colonoscopy he had not been wearing pink women’s underwear and at no time did the plaintiff voluntarily, knowingly or intentionally place the pink women’s underwear upon himself”
According to Delaware Online, Mr. Walls was an employee at the medical center at the time of the procedure, and was neither pleased or amused when he awoke in such a state of dress.
His attorney Gary Nitsche states that as a result of being unknowingly dressed in pink panties, his client suffered mental anguish, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity and is seeking damages for the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Nitsche explained, “The defendant’s extreme and outrageous conduct went beyond all possible bounds of decency.”
To date, no other details have been revealed regarding any possible explanations why someone at the surgical center would dress up a fellow colleague in pink panties, beyond a general intent to embarrass or harass him.
Delaware Surgery director Jennifer Anderson has made no official comment on the case as of yet, other than to say, “We just found out about this yesterday afternoon.”