Posts Tagged ‘amputated’

You Got To Be Shitting Me Entry #99

July 25, 2014

By Kent Faulk – AL.com

A man says in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed this week that he went in for a circumcision last month at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and awoke to find his penis had instead been amputated.

The man and his wife filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham. He names the hospital, Urology Centers of Alabama, the Simon-Williamson Clinic and two doctors as defendants in the case.

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.

The lawsuit claims that the man was never provided with an explanation as to the medical necessity of an amputation nor was never warned the circumcision procedure could result in an amputation.

Defendants were negligent for failing to seek assistance from a consulting physician when problems or difficulties were noted during the circumcision procedure, the lawsuit claims.

The man has suffered additional/extended pain and suffering during his recovery, has spent additional time in the hospital recovering, and has been caused to spend more money. The man’s wife also claims loss of consortium.

The lawsuit does not specify an amount of damages being sought.

You Got To Be Shitting Me Entry #44

March 29, 2012

By Dylan Stableford | The Sideshow

It sounds like the plot of a boring “Saw” film, but it’s apparently all-too-real.

An unemployed Austrian man cut off his own foot with a mitre saw so he could continue receiving jobless benefits.

Hans Url, a 56-year-old from Mitterlabill, then took the foot and cooked it in the oven so doctors could not reattach it.

“The planning was meticulous,” Franz Fasching, a police spokesman, told the Daily Mail. “[Url] waited until his wife and his adult son had left the house and he was alone. He then switched it on and sliced off his left foot above the ankle–throwing it in the fire so it would not be possible to reattach it before he called emergency services.”

He “then made his way to the garage where he called emergency services and waited for them to arrive.”

Url was airlifted to a hospital in Graz, where he was put in an artificial coma so doctors could stabilize him.

“The foot was too badly burned to reattach,” a hospital spokesman said. “All we could do was seal the wound. He had lost a lot of blood–he almost died on the way to hospital.”

According to the Austrian Times, Url had complained before the incident that he was too sick to work and “didn’t like the work he was offered.”

The kicker: according to the paper, being footless does not necessarily qualify Url for unemployment compensation.

“He will be assessed once he is out of hospital and we will see what work we can find for him,” Hermann G√∂ssinger, a spokesman for the employment benefits office, said.