SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man suing a doctor for amputating his penis testified that the moment he learned part of the organ had been removed, he wanted to flee the hospital.
Former truck driver Phillip Seaton testified Monday during his civil trial against Dr. John Patterson. He says when the doctor told him the news after the 2007 surgery, he went into the restroom, pulled down the surgical dressing and couldn't see his penis.
Seaton, of Waddy, and his wife, Deborah, are seeking unspecified damages for "loss of service, love and affection" following what they say was supposed to have been a circumcision.
Patterson's attorney said during opening arguments in Shelby County Circuit Court that the doctor discovered deadly penile cancer during the surgery, and that Seaton had initialed a document authorizing treatment in unforeseen circumstances.