Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

A lawsuit alleges Delaware Surgery Center employee Andrew Walls underwent a colonoscopy at the practice and woke up to find someone had dressed him in pink women's panties.

By Ben Hooper
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DOVER, Del., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Delaware man's lawsuit alleges he awoke from anesthesia after a colonoscopy procedure to find he had been dressed in a pair of pink panties.

The New Castle County Superior Court lawsuit, filed by attorney Gary Nitsche on behalf of Andrew Walls, 32, said Walls was employed by the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover when he underwent a colonoscopy procedure at the facility in 2012.


Nitsche said his client was put under anesthesia during the procedure and he awoke after surgery to find someone had dressed him in pink women's underwear.

"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," the lawsuit states.

Jennifer Anderson, director of the Delaware Surgery Center, declined to comment Wednesday. "We just found out about this yesterday afternoon," she told the News Journal.

The lawsuit, which also names the Eden Hill Surgical Group of Dover, alleges Walls suffered "severe emotional stress," and Nitsche wrote his client is seeking compensation for mental anguish, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.


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