No matter how you look at it, surgery can be scary. Having to worry about how the body will react to anesthesia, pain medications and the healing process is generally enough of a concern. The last thing anyone wants to consider happening is their doctor making a surgical error. Unfortunately, errors are documented yearly both locally in Florida and on a national level. After if is discovered that a mistake has occurred, the question then turns to why and how it happened.
In another state, a man has filed a lawsuit against several doctors, a hospital and a few clinics, claiming a surgical error was made. The patient alleges he was initially scheduled to have a circumcision performed but woke in post-operative care to find his penis had been amputated. The patient asserts he never gave consent for any form of amputation of this body part, and was not made aware of any complications of the scheduled procedure that would require an amputation.