A California-based plastic surgeon is under investigation for performing an operation while also hopping on a Zoom call for a court trial.
The video chat was live-streamed due to traffic trials being required by law to be public, meaning more than just the court officials were baffled by the surgeon's appearance in surgical gear.
"Are you available for trial? It kind of looks like you're in an operating room right now," the courtroom clerk asked while chuckling.
The surgeon, Dr. Scott Green, continued to work as the court asked questions about what exactly he was doing, causing the judge to contemplate whether or not the trial should proceed as scheduled.
"I do not feel comfortable for the welfare of a patient if you're in the process of operating," said Superior Court Commissioner Gary Link.
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Green attempted to continue the trial while performing the operation as he let the court know there was another doctor present helping him with the surgery.
The commissioner put a stop to the trial and the surgeon apologized.
The trial has since been rescheduled.
AP News now reports the Medical Board of California is looking to conduct a further investigation into the plastic surgeon.