smphead wrote: Larry10625 wrote:
Lost Sheep wrote:How reliable is your source for that information?
I did hear that the patient was an inmate and he was blaming the corrections staff for him not following the doctors orders.
He blamed the corrections staff that he did not following the doctors order by himself:?
How reliable is your source Larry
I can understand how incarceration might make it difficult to maintain antiseptic conditions (clean bandages, anti-bacterial cream, etc as well as pain medication which makes it easier to care for oneself). And when an infection begins, slow response time getting the patient/inmate to professional care would exacerbate any emergent problems.
Having said that, the question still remains about the purported fact: Was this guy in custody somewhere, and where, and was medical care denied? And did he contribute to the problem himself or were things not under his control?
Anyone have a case number? Are the records sealed?
Speculation runs rampant. Not a very valuable discussion at this time except as a cautionary tale.
The operation occurred in 2007 according to the story here: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/man-sues- ... d=16369829
suit filed in 2009
no mention of when the patient was (if ever) was incarcerated
and deportation was "last year" according to the same story. So, two years after the surgery (and subsequent loss of penile tissue less than two weeks later by my interpretation of the story) he sues? Then a year after that, he is deported? Something smells rotten (and I don't mean the subject's genitals).
Even so, this does happen. Whether by medical mistake or patient mistake, we can take a lesson from it.