Archive for Friday, September 26, 2008

Patient sues over amputated penis

September 26, 2008


— A Kentucky man who claims his penis was removed without his consent during what was supposed to be a circumcision has sued the doctor who performed the surgery.

Phillip Seaton, 61, and his wife are seeking unspecified compensation from Dr. John M. Patterson and the medical practice that performed the circumcision for "loss of service, love and affection." The Seatons also are seeking unspecified punitive damages from Patterson and the medical practice, Commonwealth Urology.

A woman who answered the phone at Commonwealth Urology would not take a message for the doctor Thursday. But the Seatons' attorney said the doctor's post-surgical notes show the doctor thought he detected cancer and removed the penis. Attorney Kevin George said a later test did detect cancer.

"It was not an emergency," George told The Associated Press on Thursday. "It didn't have to happen that way."

Seaton was having the procedure on Oct. 19, 2007, to better treat inflammation.

The lawsuit filed earlier this month in state court claims Patterson removed Seaton's penis without consulting either Phillip or Deborah Seaton, or giving them an opportunity to seek a second opinion.

The couple also sued the anesthesiologist, Dr. Oliver James of Shelbyville, claiming he used a general anesthesia even though Seaton asked that it not be administered.

A message left at Commonwealth Urology's corporate office in Lexington was not immediately returned Thursday. A message left for James also was not immediately returned.


staff04 9 years, 6 months ago

Frivolous lawsuits are the sole cause of medical inflation!!!Kidding. I just wonder how many Rebuplicans that advocate for tort reform are willing toi place a dollar value on their penii...

Potawatomi 9 years, 5 months ago

Maybe stem cell research can find a way to grow another penis.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 5 months ago

He could get a new job endorsing Snap-On-Tools.

Confrontation 9 years, 5 months ago

Is it really a loss of use if this guy is 61? I could see it if he were 21.

gr 9 years, 6 months ago

Imagine a guy coming into the doctor's office.He says, I've decided I want it removed.No one ever discusses what "it" is.

cthulhu_4_president 9 years, 6 months ago

All puns aside,I hope he wins. Way to stick it to the man! (doh!)

craigers 9 years, 6 months ago

I hate to cut you off consumer1 but somebody had to.

Potawatomi 9 years, 6 months ago

Isn't that what happened to madmike and parkay?

Deja Coffin 9 years, 5 months ago

Potawat, you think they'll grow it on the back of a rat like they did with an ear?

tollef 9 years, 5 months ago

Taking off his penis for a little bit of cancer? Come on Doc at 61 I am always looking for a little bit of 'Growth".

pomegranate 9 years, 5 months ago

I see it now--a new detective story, "The Case of The Missing Tallywhacker". Maybe they could make a penis-butter sandwich. Or even a finger puppet. Make beans and wieners. The Mrs. might actually like the finger puppet idea.Oh well, this is getting a little gross even for me.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 5 months ago

harley: "the internet cops here block you tube"Has Al Gore been apprised of this?!Well... TGIF. ( Donnuts,A little soap and warm water can solve that problem for ya. )

tollef 9 years, 5 months ago

This reminds me to take my Viagra. I once had a complication with that as well. Luckily I was watching the commercial that told me if my erection lasted more than four hours I should contact my doctor.... I did.... to thank him!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 5 months ago

Potawatomi: "Maybe stem cell research can find a way to grow another penis."Trunk cells are looking more promising in this regard.

mltetbnc 9 years, 5 months ago

"Seaton was having the procedure on Oct. 19, 2007, to better treat inflammation"I thought they were supposed to have "inflammation" or have I been using them wrong all these years?

Christine Anderson 9 years, 5 months ago

ha,ha,ha,ha,ha...Wee willie winkie runs through the town, upstairs and dowstairs in his nightgown...I just can't stop laughing!!!

Confrontation 9 years, 5 months ago

Either way, the doctor was in for a lawsuit. If he thought he detected cancer, didn't remove the penis, and then the cancer spread, guess who'd be getting sued? Either way, Phillip is up the creek without a paddle.

craigers 9 years, 6 months ago

Circumcision huh? I know I said a little off the top, but sheesh..

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 6 months ago

consumer1: "In other words, Unlike this guy, I was 'aiming to please'."Whoa, big fella... point that weapon in some other direction.,;-)

bearded_gnome 9 years, 5 months ago

inflamation! treat it with circumcision...isn't that a little like treating the ants in your kitchen with a *sledgehammer?just think, if we'd only had nationalized healthcare, this man could've died before his time for the surgery came up! oh well, they're doing great things with know, the Fed is always trying to control inflation!* "the unrighteous shall be cut off" ---from the old testament.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 5 months ago

on the wrong whatever. Replaces the left knee when it was supposed to be the right. Or, you know, going in for an emergency appendectomy and in all thehustle and bustle the doc chops off my johnson. Stuff like this keeps me up at night. I'm never having surgery.--TOB hey, don't fear Bob: nowadays, the doc or the nurse signs their initials on the part to be cut on! yes, that means you could come out the surgery with these on your male organ:"HI" "um" "JO" "AW" "BO" "BI" "BS" "TD" "VW" or "WE!" now, if the nurse is one of those hyphenated women, you could get: "ART" "WEE" "TOP" "BOB" or "PIG." ***I dunno what he and his blushing bride are suing for. prosthetic replacement could literally make him "better than original condition!"

ranger73 9 years, 5 months ago

wow-I am impressed-topic like this and no one has violated the urinal worlds content policy yet!and surgery for an "inflammation"? How about a little ointment first, then start lopping things off doc?

Tom McCune 9 years, 5 months ago

Why in the world is a 61 year old man getting circumcised anyway? Was he seized by some sudden irresistible compulsion to become a Jew?

bearded_gnome 9 years, 5 months ago

I knew they didn't have the internet in the Flint Hills yet! ***OMG, Multi living in a church? oh, the puns, the puns! wonder if this will altar your attitudes?

Christine Pennewell Davis 9 years, 5 months ago

ok this really is a sad story but you just want to laugh at it. sorry. but should'nt the docs have waited and then told the guy hey wi think your little man might have cancer then chopped it off?

notajayhawk 9 years, 5 months ago

A man goes to the doctor complaining of wicked headaches. He's suffering intense, unbearable sharp pains in the middle of his forehead. The doc runs a bunch of tests, and tells the man he has good news and bad news. "The good news is I know what the problem is, and I can fix it. Here's the bad news: Your headaches are being caused by pressure. Your cajones are pressing up against the base of your spine, and the only way to cure the headaches is to cut them off."The man thinks for a minute, and says "You don't mind if I get a second opinion?" And he leaves, thinking 'The headaches aren't THAT bad.'But, they were. A week later he was back. "I can't take it, doc ... I can't think, I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't breathe - go ahead, cut them off."Waking up in the recovery room, he looks at the doctor and says "I can't believe I let you ..."The doctor tells him to relax, take a vacation, go somewhere and lie in the sun for a while, ease into the adjustment. So the man books a cruise, and figures he'll need some new clothes. He walks into a tailor shop, and the tailor takes one look and says "Let's see, you're 5'-10", 160 pounds, you have a 16 inch neck..."The man is amazed. He says "How can you tell all that so fast?" The tailor replies "I've been a tailor for 35 years, son. I can just look and see you have a 33 inch inseam, you wear a 34 shorts..." The man stops him, informing the tailor "No, I wear a 32 in shorts." The tailor looks at the mans waist, and says "You really should be wearing a 34." Somewhat agitated now, the man again says he wears a 32.The tailor says "Look, you have to be careful. If you wear your shorts too tight, your cajones press up against your spine, and you get these wicked sharp pains in the middle of your forehead..."

Christine Anderson 9 years, 5 months ago

Newell:Maybe, possibly, this guy was having trouble with inflammation due to the white, yucky substance known as smegma, which can accumulate under the foreskins of uncircumcised penises.To the person who at about 1:34 asked if it really mattered at the age of 61...I'd have to say yes, oh yes. The person I'm extremely pleased by is 56, and I would hate to think of him not having his penis in a few years.All the same, I'm still laughing over this one!

bearded_gnome 9 years, 5 months ago

Nota, that was good!***no, NP, it was inflamation...if only his wife had used dentugrip!

Christine Anderson 9 years, 5 months ago

Oh where, oh where has my schmackel gone. Oh where, oh where can it be?

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