A 64-year old truck driver, Phillip Seaton is suing his doctor for amputating his penis during a circumcision gone wrong procedure. Apparently the truck driver who is reportedly unable to read or write signed a pre-surgery consent form allowing his doctor to perform any unforeseen treatment necessary.
His doctor, Dr. John Patterson found life-threatening cancer during the circumcision so he removed the tip of the man's penis. The doctor contends if he did not remove the cancer infected penis Mr. Seaton would not be in this courtroom today.
On Monday the man's attorney, Kevin George told jurors that his client no longer felt like a man and showed pictures of the man's crouch saying "You can see there's nothing there."
Phillip Seaton and wife Deborah are seeking unspecified damages for "loss of service, love and affection".
Penile cancer is uncommon, with only 1,360 new cases and 320 deaths estimated in the US in 2011, according to the National Institutes of Health.