Medical Malpractice Tragedy-Misdiagnosed Infection from Penile Implants Results in Penis Amputation.
My client, a 60 year old retiree, underwent penile implant surgery to correct an erectile dysfunction problem. The surgery went well, but about one month after the operation he developed swelling and discoloration of the penis.
The surgeon/urologist examined my client four times in a five week period and advised him that the infection was minor and prescribed some medications despite continuing discoloration and swelling of the penis. At no time did the surgeon/urologist recommend hospitalization or removal of the implants.
On his final visit to the doctor, my client complained of darkening of the penis and the same doctor failed to recognize the results of his five weeks of misdiagnosis of the very severe infection – gangrene of the penis. My client, on his own accord, went to the emergency room hours later where the gangrene of the penis was immediately diagnosed and surgery to amputate two-thirds of his penis was performed. The obvious physical and emotional effects of the injuries haunted my client for the rest of his life.
The doctor’s insurance company refused to offer any money at trial. A urologist and infectious disease specialist retained by me both testified as to the doctor’s malpractice. I obtained a $6.5 million jury verdict at trial in Brooklyn.
This is a tragic example of the kind of medical malpractice that was completely preventable. Early detection of the infection and surgical removal of the implants at the first sign of infection would have prevented this catastrophe.
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