Trucker sues over missing penis
A US lorry driver is suing a Kentucky surgeon after the medic amputated his penis without permission.
Phillip Seaton, 64, had agreed to have a circumcision to relieve inflammation in 2007, reports Metro.
But, once underway, Dr John Patterson said he found a rare and deadly cancer on Mr Seaton's penis, and took the 'life-saving' decision to remove it.
Dr Patterson says he removed less than an inch of the organ, and the rest was amputated by another doctor.
Mr Seaton told the court about his reaction when awoke from the operation: saying: "I pulled the dressing down, and I didn't see nothing.
"Then I came out of the restroom and I said, "I'm getting the hell out of this damn hospital"."
Mr Seaton and his wife Deborah are now suing Dr Patterson for "loss of service, love and affection" after the organ's removal, seeking unspecified damages.
Mrs Seaton insists that Dr Patterson did not consult her over the procedure. "It's his body," she said in court. "He should have a say in it."
Dr Patterson responded by claiming that he did not think it wise to get permission from the patient's wife.
"My impression was she would not be someone I would ask what he would want," he explained. The case continues.
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