Friday, October 10, 2008

Man sues doctors who cut off his penis

A Tennessee man is suing doctors who amputed his penis without his consent.
Philip Seaton, 61, of Shelby County, was in hospital for a circumcision, reports WLKY.

But when he awoke from the operation, he realised his penis had been amputated.
Surgeons at the hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, said they had to take the drastic action after discovering a life-threatening cancer.

But, in his lawsuit, Mr Seaton says he has suffered mental anguish, pain, and lost the enjoyment of life. The lawsuit was filed in Shelby County court against surgeon Dr John Patterson and anaesthetist Dr Oliver James.

Mr Seaton's lawyer Kevin George said: "Sometimes you have an emergency and you have to do this, but he could very easily closed him up and said, 'Here are your options. You have cancer,' and the family would have said, 'We want a second opinion. This is a big deal'."

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