Florida – A man is suing after an infection from a penile implant resulted in his penis having to be removed.
Back in 2007, 65-year-old Enrique Milla elected to have the implant placed to help with his erectile dysfunction. He wasn’t trying to make his dick bigger than it was when it worked, he just wanted the betraying bastard to work, period.
This particular procedure involves inflatable balloons inserted in the two tubes of the penis. A small pump and a reservoir of fluid are placed in the patient’s scrotum and connected to the balloons. Whenever an erection is desired, the person simply squeezes his third ball and the balloons are filled with the fluid.
Two weeks after having this procedure performed in a Florida hospital, Milla’s penis got infected and turned gangrene. Doctor’s had no choice but to amputate his penis in order to save his life. In 2009, Milla filed a malpractice lawsuit blaming his anesthesiologist, Dr. Laurentiu Boeru, and Dr. Paul Perito, the urologist who performed the surgery.
Milla, a diabetic with high blood pressure, claims that Boeru did not asses his medical condition and signed off on the surgery even though his vital signs suggested high risk the morning of the procedure. His lawyer says this, along with decisions made by Perito during the surgery, are what lead to the infection that would have Milla’s penis placed in a jar and his client forever having to pee through a tube.
Perito ended up settling with Milla last year for an undisclosed amount of money, but Boeru refuses to accept any blame for what happened to Milla. Boeru’s lawyer says that what happened to Milla was all Milla’s fault.
“This is an infection that occurred in this gentleman because he didn’t do what he was supposed to do post-operatively nine days after the surgery,” said Jay Chimpoulis.
They say that Milla ignored specific instructions he was to follow after the surgery, including not having sex or performing certain actions that could cause a fecal infection.
“There are any number of ways he could’ve gotten that. None of them had anything to do with [Boeru],” Chimpoulis said. “What happened to Mr. Milla was just bad luck. But filing frivolous lawsuits won’t change his bad luck.”
Milla has since moved back to his native Peru, after having lived in Florida for 40 years. The trial started this week, with Milla planning to testify via Skype. The jury, aside from being treated to a series of horrific pictures, will ultimately decide if the doctor behaved reasonably and if Milla should be awarded the tens of millions of dollars he is asking for.
Going to be honest, writing this story induced many, many cringes from me. Erectile dysfunction, gangrene of the penis, penis removal, pissing through a tube, squeezing your balls like a hand pump — you can all go to hell.Tags: Amputation, Crime, doctor, Enrique Milla, erectile dysfunction, Florida, malpractice, penis