SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Kentucky truck driver who sued a urologist claiming the doctor amputated part of his penis without his consent.
The six-man, six-woman jury came back with the verdict Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by 64-year-old Phillip Seaton, and his wife, Deborah, in Shelby County Circuit Court.
The jury ruled unanimously against the claim that Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort had failed to exercise proper care. It ruled 10-2 against the claim that Seaton hadn't consented to the amputation.
Jurors were told that Patterson had gone into the 2008 surgery intending to perform a circumcision but decided to remove part of the organ after he found potentially deadly cancer.