The urologist argued that he did obtain informed consent to the injection treatment, noting that the patient had signed a document that explained that scars were a possible outcome.
Dawn Collins, JD
The physician argued that the migration of the mesh is a known risk of the procedure and the patient had given informed consent for the operation.
In this "Malpractice Consult" column, Dawn Collins, JD, also discusses cases involving penile pain following cystoscopy, alleged failure to diagnose kidney obstruction, and death follow stent placement.
In this case, the man currently has no evidence of metastatic disease or other long-term injury from his claimed negligence that the physicians allowed the cancer to become extracapsular during the 6 months of following his PSA levels.
In the lawsuit, the urologist contended the circumcision was properly performed and the patient’s curvature was due to a previously asymptomatic Peyronie’s condition, which was exacerbated after the circumcision procedure.
In the lawsuit, the physician was accused of not timely responding to the information that there was no urine returned after catheterization.
In this case, the woman claimed her damages from the negligent nerve injury included pain and weakness in her legs and a second operation to replace the sling.