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Man loses penis to flesh eating bacteria

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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MIAMI (CN) - A 65-year-old man testified that flesh-eating bacteria consumed his penis after an anesthesiologist overlooked his diabetes and cleared him for penile implant surgery.

Enrique Milla, a former Miami resident of 40 years who now lives in Lima, Peru, testified at the Miami-Dade Courthouse via Skype on Thursday, May 17.

In 2007, Milla, then 60, underwent elective penile implant surgery to correct erectile dysfunction that was becoming troublesome in his marriage, the Miami Herald reported.

About nine days after the procedure, an infection turned gangrenous, and Milla had to have his penis amputated, according to Miami news reports. In 2009, Milla and his wife, Gloria, sued Dr. Laurentiu Boeru, anesthesiologist, seeking tens of millions of dollars.

The Millas are represented by Spencer Aronfeld. Originally, Milla also sued his urologist, Dr. Paul Perito, who settled out of court last year.

In court, Aronfeld said, "The one and only person who cleared him for this surgery on that day was Dr. Boeru, and our entire case is that at that particular time, he should have said, 'Wait a second, let's treat the medical conditions first.'"

Milla contends that Boeru overlooked his diabetes and high blood pressure, which hindered his ability to recover properly.

Boeru testified in court: "Post-operative period is about anywhere between 6 to 24 hours after surgery. It does not include either days or months."

Boeru's attorney Jay Chimpoulis told the judge and jury: "This is an infection that occurred in this gentleman because he didn't do what he was supposed to do post-operatively nine days after the surgery."

The jury trial continues this week.


If you are on the jury, how much do you award him?

It's not nice, or at least risky, to fool with mother nature.




posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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How do you put a monetery value on a penis?

This is one of those stories that could give a man some serious nightmares....



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:30 PM
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I remember reading a certain Journal;
where a highly addictive ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*substance,

( *substance,,, due to unclear T&C Rules)


was known too be infected with this particular stain of Staphacoligigglmitis **

** not real name.

Yes ,,no?
Anyone?


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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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This thread caught my interest because I have a penis and don't want it to be eaten off by bacteria.

However,
60 year old getting a penile implant for erectile dysfunction? I really don't know where to go from that.

Possible malpractice so he may get some money.
No one should be having children at 60, so I would assume the amount to be less.
Plus the damn thing didn't work in the first place, so kelley blue book says....



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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I heard that as well, I think it even came up at ATS
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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You should always be careful what you dip it in
Flesh Eating Bacteria being the number 1 thing not too

Cran



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by isyeye
How do you put a monetery value on a penis?



You can't. It's priceless!


I bet it's worth a couple mill in a lawsuit though.

When the first person came up with the phrase "that sucks", it was invented for this story.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Personally, I am more concerned about where these flesh-eating bacterias are coming from all of a sudden. One case, ok, two cases, eh maybe....but now three in just a few weeks time?



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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If the man was told the risks and got it anyway, he should be awarded nothing. But like that will be the outcome.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by MeesterB
This thread caught my interest because I have a penis and don't want it to be eaten off by bacteria.



I have never laughed as hard as I just did when I read your comment!



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Depends on if this guy is married or is getting the implant for a girlfriend.....Point being, if he is married, who cares?? You don't use the effing thing anyways!!

If it is a girlfriend then damn, this guy deserves tens of millions!!



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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"In 2007, Milla, then 60, underwent elective penile implant surgery to correct erectile dysfunction"

Dude, you're 60 years old. It's nature. Give it up. I hope I'm still alive and employed when I'm 60, let alone whether I can get it up.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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It sounds like the Dr. said that he didn't take care of himself the way he should've after the surgery so if that's the case I wouldn't award the man anything.

I would also like to know why he wasn't using ED drugs like viagra, cialis or even caverject. Knowing why he didn't use those would also sway my decision. If he was cleared and healthy enough to use these drugs than I have no sympathy for him. My best friends Father in law has diabetes, severely, and High blood pressure and he is able to take cialis. So... I'd have to know more about the guy in the OP to make an honest ruling.

I just don't understand why he had to have surgery for ED unless he had a severe case of Peyronies disease.

I do feel for the man though, I couldn't imagine losing my penis. It's my best friend.
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Would,nt award him a penny. It was a vanity operation, not an illness...



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Is it just me or is this flesh eating bacteria running rampant now ?? All of a sudden youre hearing all these stories on people cutting themselves or getting it right after surgery.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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Having ED and getting it fixed/corrected is not vanity. I was impotent for 5 months before so you're barking up the wrong tree. Try going that long without being able to have an erection, even with ED drugs :/ Getting a Penile Enlargement when you have an average penis is vanity.
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Yeah this is pretty stupid on the 65 year old's part.

Anesthesiologists pretty much always get sued whether or not they were involved in the incident. A surgeon makes a mistake and they include the anesthesiologist in the lawsuit. Why? Because they can, and it's free money. Honestly, nurses are probably better able to look out for those kinds of complications than Anesthesiologists. Ironically, a gripe that anesthesiologists have is CRNA's don't really get sued because they work under a doctor's supervision, where an Anesthesiologist is autonomous. CRNA messes up, and yep, doctor is included in the lawsuit. But if he had a legitimate case, he probably wouldn't be suing the anesthesiologist.

Diabetes alone isn't enough to prevent a surgery, so no fault of the doctors there. The patients are responsible for controlling their blood sugar. If he had had a recent history of uncontrolled blood sugar documented, that would be one thing, but I doubt that was the case. Between him and his wife, he should have been more than fine.



In court, Aronfeld said, "The one and only person who cleared him for this surgery on that day was Dr. Boeru, and our entire case is that at that particular time, he should have said, 'Wait a second, let's treat the medical conditions first.'"


That's a really weak argument and the entire case is based on that? His medical conditions, diabetes and high blood pressure, fairly safe to say were being treated. The problem with diabetes patients is that if they sink or swim, it's on them almost entirely.



Milla contends that Boeru overlooked his diabetes and high blood pressure, which hindered his ability to recover properly.

Boeru testified in court: "Post-operative period is about anywhere between 6 to 24 hours after surgery. It does not include either days or months."


"overlooked" his diabetes and high blood pressure....like it's special
You know how many patients that have surgery have those? A lot.

Poor doc though. The guy probably waited a couple days before doing anything once he noticed, even though he was instructed to call if anything changed.



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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by Skewed
Personally, I am more concerned about where these flesh-eating bacterias are coming from all of a sudden. One case, ok, two cases, eh maybe....but now three in just a few weeks time?


For diabetes patients, do you know where the flesh eating bacteria are? On their skin, imagine that.. just something I found funny with the title. He lost it to diabetes, but screw the truth if there's money to be made.
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