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Man Goes to Hospital for Circumcision, Wakes Up to Penis Amputated

 Circumcision knive, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, workshop of the Mangbetu region; wood, iron; late 19th/early 20th century

Circumcision knive, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, workshop of the Mangbetu region; wood, iron; late 19th/early 20th century

Yikes!

via Al.com:

The lawsuit says the patient was receiving medical treatment from a doctor at Urology Centers of Alabama. Another doctor performed the surgical procedure in June. The lawsuit does not give an exact date.

“When the plaintiff … awoke from his aforesaid surgical procedure, his penis was amputated,” according to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs “never gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of (his) penis.”

Efforts Tuesday evening to reach the man’s attorney, John P. Graves, were unsuccessful.

Kate DeWitt Darden, vice president of marketing and communications at Baptist Health System, said they do not comment on who might or might not have been a patient and generally do not comment on pending litigation.

Officials with Urology Centers of Alabama had not immediately responded to a request for comment prior to publication of this story.

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Eight Month Erection Leads to Malpractice Lawsuit

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Here is a modern example of careful what you wish for. A 44 year old truck driver’s penile implant goes wrong, very very wrong. via UPI

Daniel Metzgar had an erection that lasted about eight months — a result of a botched penile implant in 2009, according to a medical malpractice lawsuit being heard this week in New Castle County Superior Court in Delaware.

The 44-year-old truck driver had a three-piece implant, consisting of inflatable cylinders inside the shaft of the penis, a fluid reservoir in the abdomen and a pump inside the scrotum.

But instead of improving his love life, he felt like less of a man, wearing baggy sweat pants and a long shirt to hide his situation.

Wherever Metzgar went, his erection got in the way, according to his attorney, Michael C. Heyden. Family events became uncomfortable because, Heyden said, “Dan is stuck in this position.”

“It’s not something you want to bring out at parties and show to friends,” said Metzgar.

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