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23 August 2011

Man sues doctor after penis amputation

A US truck driver, Phillip Seaton, aged 64, is suing Dr John Patterson, who performed the 2007 surgery that was initially meant to be a simple circumcision to relieve inflammation.

A doctor said on Monday that he saved a truck driver's life when he amputated part of the man's penis after discovering a rare and deadly cancer, but the man told a jury he wanted to escape from the hospital when he learned it was removed without his knowledge.

Patterson said he removed less than an inch of Seaton's penis. The rest of the penis was amputated by another doctor later, said Patterson's lawyer, Clay Robinson.

 
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