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Penis Removal Necessary, Kentucky Appeals Court Decides

Penis Removal Case

The Kentucky Court of Appeals decided today that Phillip Seaton should not be awarded damages for the removal of his penis as it was a necessary procedure. Urologist, Dr. John Patterson was performing a routine circumcision when he noticed something unusual.

While removing the foreskin, Patterson discovered a growth on Seaton’s penis, which the doctor later described as similar to “rotten cauliflower.” Suspecting cancer, Dr. Patterson made the decision to remove the infected portion of Seaton’s penis without consulting the man or his wife. Pathologists later confirmed Patterson’s suspicion.

The man was alarmed when he woke up and discovered that he was missing far more than his foreskin. Although the doctor claims he only removed about an inch of flesh, Phillip described his penis as having been mutilated. Another doctor removed the remaining portion of his penis at a later date.

In 2011 Mr. Seaton and his wife filed a lawsuit against Patterson, who maintained that the procedure was necessary to preserve the man’s life. According to Huffington Post, Seaton sought nearly $16 million for “loss of service, love and affection.” After a three day trial, a jury decided that Patterson was not at fault and that the penis removal was necessary.

As reported by ABC this morning, the Kentucky Court of Appeals decided today to honor the decision of the Shelby County Circuit Court. Seaton will not receive any damages for the penis removal as it was necessary to save his life.

Shelton and his wife had previously settled with Jewish Hospital in Kentucky, where the operation was performed, for an undisclosed amount.

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5 Responses to “Penis Removal Necessary, Kentucky Appeals Court Decides”

  1. Wyane Biggs

    wake up your gonna die if we dont cut off your penis,let that sink in

  2. Joe Joseph

    Pathetic. People have no morals at all and think they can sue for any reason, but if he had died of cancer, then they would have sued the doctor for not removing the cancer………I commend the courts for their decision and put shame on those two for suing the doctor. I hope they get sued by the Jewish hospital to get back the money they gave to these two. BUT, real Christians do not believe in suing as they just let God deal with it, so they will not worry about the money………..

  3. Leigh Anna Clark Young

    So, there IS a court in this nation with a good judge…all faith is NOT lost. Kudos to the court for calling this what it is…

  4. Mookey Zulu

    That's the thing with exploratory surgery, the doctors have a reason to operate, but they won't know exactly what their dealing with until they open you up! Happens all the time with tumors & cancer, upon incision the doctor can gauge that the growth has spread & in an effort to save the patients life has to remove it.

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