California Doctor Appears In Traffic Court While Performing Surgery


A California doctor learned the hard way then when you're a surgeon, it's best not to multitask. In this case, Dr. Scott Green freaked out a traffic court judge and has now caught the attention of investigators after making a virtual court appearance last week. The problem? Green was IN an operating room with a patient undergoing surgery.

Dr. Scott Green appeared for his Sacramento Superior Court virtual hearing dressed in surgical scrubs and when a court official realized he seemed "distracted," he asked Green if he, as it appeared, was actually in an operating room Green admitted he was, but said he was "available for trial. Go right ahead."

The judge threw the flag - and Green said he had another doc assisting - so he was just fine. The judge disagreed and suggested finding a new court date. But Green doesn't just have a traffic ticket to worry about anymore. The Medical Board of California is now investigating saying it "expects physicians to follow the standard of care when treating their patients."