A man lost his penis in a freakish turn of events in Miami. The malpractice trial went to court a couple of weeks ago and it will be up to the jury to decide if the anesthesiologist in charge is responsible for this man’s tragic loss. Enrique Milla, the plaintiff, will have to testify via Skype, however, because he and his family were also deported. His attorney has said, "Mr. Milla lived in Miami for 40 years and worked in the medical supply business and paid taxes. It shouldn't make a difference that he was deported. At the end of the day, he has to sit down to pee through a tube."
At age 60, in 2007, Milla went in for an elective surgery. A plastic straw implant would be used to treat his erectile dysfunction. His attorney is also quick to point out that this was not a cosmetic procedure. "He didn't do this to have a bigger penis. This was because of medical reasons: He just wanted to have relations with his wife." However, in the weeks that would follow, Milla would be greeted with a devastating sight. A relatively minor infection began to turn gangrenous. In order to save the man, doctors had to remove his penis. In cases such as these, a second opinion on an elective surgery is always a good idea. In many cases, an alternative treatment can be found.
In Milla’s case, the claim is that the anesthesiologist missed cues that he was not physically fit enough to have the surgery in the first place and that he might have had a compromised immune function as a result. Aronfeld said, "Mr. Milla had high diabetes and high blood pressure when they cleared him for surgery. They should postpone the surgery until he got better."
Snyder and Snyder's team of Baltimore medical malpractice attorneysremind you that whenever you are undergoing a surgical procedure, bringing in more than one doctor may offer you protection. You do have rights and to learn more about them – contact us today!