Man claims doctor carved KKK into his...

Man claims doctor carved KKK into his stomach during surgery, hundreds protest

There are 3 comments on the The Daily Breeze story from May 23, 2012, titled Man claims doctor carved KKK into his stomach during surgery, hundreds protest. In it, The Daily Breeze reports that:

A Rapid City police officer stops a woman from crossing onto property belonging to Rapid City Regional Hospital Monday, May 21, 2012, in Rapid City, S.D. Hundreds of people have marched more than two miles from Memorial Plaza in Rapid City to a local hospital where a man says the letters KKK were carved into his stomach while undergoing surgery.

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GA Pudden

Philadelphia, PA

#1 May 23, 2012
Just some guy trying to extract money from a hospital and/or doctor. No "KKK" here, just ugly scars on an ugly old man, that's all. The scar looks infected,..the patient needs to wash more often that's all.

Sturgis, SD

#2 May 25, 2012
What I see are 2 distinct k's and possibly a third. Whether or not the third is a k might be debated but what is clear is the fact that he is clearly marked. The markings are not all from surgery, I have seen surgical scarring and what it looks like after drain tubes are removed. Much of what is on him is not from surgery. Someone intentionally marked this man. What is most pathetic is the sheer cowardice of this deed. It was done to an elderly, vulnerable, blind man. I feel for him. No one should be afraid to seek medical treatment in this country and everyone should have the same standard of care. While I don't think closing the hospital down is the answer since many depend on it for emergency care, I do think something is owed to Mr. Traversie and justice needs to be done.

“Live Each Day and Have Fun !”

Since: Nov 12

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#3 Nov 19, 2012
Anyone can tell those were caused by tape. This was a crock from the beginning. He should be thankful that he is alive by the fine medical staff that took care of his sorry ass.

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