Newest way to score $50,000: Accuse your eye doctor's assistant of licking your toes during an exam.
Roman Tesfaye alleged she went to the Myers-Wyse Center for the Eye in Skokie, Ill., last July for a routine eye exam. Tesfaye said she was escorted into a room and joined by Joseph Vernell, Jr. (Dr. Tamara Wyse's assistant); who was dressed in surgical scrubs.
Vernell then dimmed the lights.
The Chicago Tribune reported: "The suit alleges Vernell then told her he was going to perform a 'strip test,' and placed a strip over her eyes and told her she must keep her eyes closed for 5 to 7 minutes. He then reclined the examination chair and raised her legs onto another chair, at which point Tesfaye 'felt her right shoe fall off,' the suit states.
"'Ms. Tesfaye felt something touching her toes,' according to the suit. 'After feeling the toe-touching several times, she opened her eyes and witnessed Mr. Vernell stand up and pull his shirt down.'
"When she accused him of licking her toes, Vernell allegedly replied, 'I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but I was checking your sugar level,' the suit states"
The lawsuit, filed by Tesfaye, seeks in excess of $50,000 for battery and emotional distress.
How come nothing fun ever happens when I visit doctors?
[Originally posted at playgirl.com/blog]