If there's one profession where you should keep your multitasking to a minimum, it's surgery. Mary Edwards says she was fully alert as Dr. Eric Fishman operated on a varicose vein she was having fixed. During the operation, she heard the doctor talking on his cell about having diabetes and blurred vision.
Understandably, she was a bit concerned her doctor had blurred vision but it turns out that wasn't the real problem. Dr. Fishman's vision was fine, he was just taking a Spanish proficiency exam as he operated on Edwards.
In the end, te surgery went fine, but 70-year-old Edwards is suing Fishman claiming she suffered emotional distress. "She was in absolute terror during the operation," Edwards' lawyer explains. "She had no clue what was going on until after." Her suit seeks unspecified monetary damages.