A surgeon at Georges-Pompidor in Paris admitted a “moral culpability” in September 2021 after publishing a Bataclan survivor’s radio on the NFT OpenC site.
A surgeon who tried to broadcast an X-ray of a Bataclan survivor’s hand on an NFT site (digital certificate) admitted before a Paris criminal court on Wednesday “a moral fault”, but “not a professional one”.
Emmanuel Masmezin, a renowned orthopedic surgeon at the Georges-Pompido European Hospital in Paris, is being sued for breach of medical confidentiality, misuse of personal data processing purposes and intentional unlawful disclosure of harmful personal data.
X-ray of a woman injured in the Bataclan
He is accused of publishing a radio image of a woman injured in the Bataclan during the Nov. 13 attack on a site selling NFT digital objects. We see an arm pierced by a Kalashnikov bullet.
The surgeon accompanied the photo with a comment indicating that “this young patient” “lost her lover in this attack”, or “elements of the patient’s personal life”, the president of the court noted.
His trial opened on Wednesday and after three hours of heated arguments was adjourned until September 28 as the release had to be made for an immediate court appearance.
“A very painful moment”
“This radio story, which had been sleeping in my closet for six years, was a very painful moment, physically and emotionally,” the survivor, who wished to remain anonymous, added that she had to take up the anxiety again. and therapy sessions.
“I was finally well and that’s when this radio reappeared”, she lamented at the bar, wondering about her surgeon’s intentions.
“I made a mistake”
The doctor, who repeated his apology to her, motivated his gesture by wanting to run “an experiment” to publish a “remarkable and historic” medical photograph on a blockchain in this case.
“I made a mistake, a clumsy one, but in my opinion there was no professional misconduct. There was no business aspect”, defended Emmanuel Masmezin who admitted “a moral fault” for not requesting the survivor’s permission.
The photo, worth an estimated $2,776 on the site, was published in September 2021, when trials began for the November 13, 2015, jihadist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis that killed 130 people.
Professor Massmagin, dismissed from duty and on sick leave, posted the image on an American site dedicated to NFT (Non-Fungible Token) work called OpenC. The film also ended up on Showtime, a “social digital art network” created by Mr. Masmagine’s son.
The OpenC site is used by 20 million users, the president of the court recalled on Wednesday.