24 Aug '11, 11pm

US doctor who cut off trucker's penis not liable: Jury

US doctor who cut off trucker's penis not liable: Jury

Phillip Seaton, smiles as he talks with supporters after the the jury's verdict in his penis amputation trial. -- PHOTO: AP CHICAGO (AFP) - A Kentucky doctor who cut off a truck driver's penis after discovering during a routine surgery that it was riddled with cancer does not need to pay damages to the man, a jury ruled on Wednesday. Phillip Seaton, 64, had gone to the doctor for a circumcision to relieve inflammation in 2007, Louisville's WLKY news reported. He woke up to be told that the tip of his penis had been amputated. Mr Seaton sued Dr John Patterson doctor for $16 million (S$19.3 million) in damages, insisting that he had not granted his consent and that Dr Patterson should given him the opportunity to seek a second opinion. Dr Patterson testified that he was simply doing what was 'best' for his patient and that the consent form Mr Seaton signed prior to the surge...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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