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Defense rests in penis amputation trial
August 25, 2011 at 8:40 AM


SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky urologist testifying in a civil trial against a doctor who amputated part of a man's penis said taking the time to consult with family about the surprising discovery of lethal penile cancer would have given it more time to spread.

Dr. William Monnig testified Wednesday in Shelby County Circuit Court in the third day of a trial in the lawsuit filed by 64-year-old Phillip Seaton and his wife.

Monnig was the final witness called for the defendant, Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort.

Monnig testified there was no reason for Patterson to have suspected penile cancer before the 2007 surgery, which was supposed to have been a circumcision to relieve inflammation. The doctor said infections are common, while penile cancer is rare.

Closing arguments in the case are expected later Wednesday.


  • VintageWife
    August 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Oh wow! Are they saying he didn't have cancer afterall?!?

    Also, the title of the post is a little funny if you think about it.

  • Andeigh
    by Andeigh
    August 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    The Dr could've atleast asked. 

  • lovinangels
    August 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Oh my heavens. That's awful. 

  • goddess99
    August 25, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    lol yep

    Quoting Andeigh:

    The Dr could've atleast asked. 

  • mrsnoble2004
    August 25, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    How much could it spread in the time it takes to get him awake and aware of the problem?

  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    August 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM


  • usmclife58
    August 25, 2011 at 5:06 PM


  • Maddies_mom101
    August 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM


  • bramamber
    August 25, 2011 at 5:51 PM
  • LOswald0314
    August 26, 2011 at 1:45 AM


    Quoting Andeigh:

    The Dr could've atleast asked. 


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