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Kentucky jury rules for doctor in penis amputation suit

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:25 PM
EDIT: Already posted

This is just another example on how the system works.

(Give them a finger and it takes your arm or in this case something else so be carefull.)

Makes you wondering if some hospitals sometime "snatch/steal" organs when they got "you" sedated and under the knife for other treatments. There could be money in that kind of practice....anyways that just a idea/tought without any documentation.)

The snip's talk for themself, so I'm not going to comment alot on this case.

A Kentucky doctor acted properly when he amputated part of a truck driver's penis after finding cancer during what was expected to have been a routine circumcision surgery in 2007, a jury found on Wednesday.

Phillip Seaton, 64, had sought $16 million in damages against Dr. John Patterson for performing the partial amputation after he discovered a cancerous tumor on Seaton's penis during the surgery, which had been expected to uncover a fungal infection.

His lawyer, Kevin George, said he planned to appeal.

A surgeon cannot change the agreed upon procedure "unless the patient's health is in immediate danger, unless he's in danger of dying immediately on the table," George said.

Pretty sure this dude wouldent have died from cancer in hes penis before he would wake.

edit on 25-8-2011 by Mimir because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:31 PM
reply to post by Mimir

Who gets circumcised at 64?
How quickly did they actually verify that it was cancer?
Did they verify it was malignant?
Amputation? Really? Regardless of what type of cancer, how bad, I think the appropriate response is to exhaust all options before you amputate a PENIS. wtf?

And what exactly does partial amputation mean? Technically circumcision is a partial amputation.
edit on 8/25/2011 by eNumbra because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:35 PM
reply to post by Mimir

If it's unfit, you must acquit...

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:37 PM
Yeah,that happen down the road from me ,so to speak,so it's been in the news everyday.
I do believe the doctor is at fault for not getting permission for the (OUCH) snip.
But the dude couldn't read and he did not know what he was signing to ok the procedure.

Seaton signed a consent form, although he cannot read or write. Read more:

According to court testimony, Patterson found cancer while performing a circumcision and removed about an inch of Seaton’s penis. Seaton, who is unable to read or write, signed a pre-surgery consent form allowing his doctor to perform any unforeseen condition found necessary. Seaton argued he never gave Patterson consent or permission to perform the amputation. On Tuesday, expert witnesses testified for both sides. Urologist Dr. David Benson testified for the plaintiff. Benson said he would not have performed the amputation without having a conversation first with the patient. Dr. David Paulson, a retired urologic surgeon and Duke University professor, testified for the defense that a doctor has permission to care for the patient in the patient’s best interest. Paulson said Patterson acted within the standard of care when he performed the procedure. Family members testified that Seaton has become an extremely angry person since the amputation. Read more:

edit on 25-8-2011 by kdog1982 because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:37 PM
Posted already friend. (hate when it happens to me too)

"Kentucky truck driver had his Penis Amputated, WITHOUT Consent.,"

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 02:58 PM
Its more of a psychological thing.
To wake up and find it missing must have been a hell of a shock, he must be really angry.

The doctor should have left it and told him when he woke up and let the guy make the choice himself, that way he would be able to deal with it.

posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 06:29 PM
reply to post by kdog1982

An inch of the penis?

From which end?


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