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    Man claims penis amputated without consent

    Ky. patient sues doctor, who thought he detected cancer in the organ

    updated 2:46 p.m. CT, Thurs., Sept. 25, 2008

    (AP)LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 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 Seaton?s 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.

    The Seatons? suit is similar to one in which an Indianapolis man was awarded more than $2.3 million in damages after he claimed his penis and left testicle were removed without his consent during surgery for an infection in 1997.
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    A blatant failure of informed consent. The doctor's malpractice insurance will settle out of court for a very large, but undisclosed, sum . . . unless the consent form that the patient signed gave the doctor blanket approval to do whatever he felt was necessary. Then it will be a smaller out of court settlement. Because the suit is in Kentucky, the damages for ?loss of service, love and affection? will be distributed among the patient's female siblings and cousins.

    The anesthesia problem is not quite as clear. The patient could have been sedated and believed that general anesthesia was used when it wasn't.
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    Guy goes into his doctor. Doc says "I've got good news and bad news. The good news is your penis has grown 4 inches. The bad news is, it's malignant."

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