SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A jury has been selected in a civil trial over a suit brought by a man who says a Kentucky surgeon amputated his penis during surgery without consulting him.
The jurors were chosen Thursday in Shelbyville in the lawsuit filed by Phillip Seaton of Waddy and his wife, Deborah. They say Dr. John Patterson of Louisville did not consult them before removing Seaton's penis during what was supposed to be a circumcision.
Patterson maintains the removal was necessary because he found cancer during the surgery.
Seaton, who is in his 60s, was seated at a table in the front of the courtroom alongside his attorney.
Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said the trial will begin Monday.
The Seatons are seeking unspecified damages from Patterson for "loss of service, love and affection."