Most medical malpractice lawsuits fall under a few categories, like diagnosis errors and medication problems. But the total form that these matters can take are far more varied than that. Take a unique case discussed by Medscape Today News. The lawsuit is rooted in issues with a penile implant.
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem among men, with older men at a higher risk of facing the issue. A few options are available to help. The most common is use of medication; erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra are quite popular. Another option is a penile implant. The implant process is a surgical procedure. As discussed by the Mayo Clinic, it involves a device being inserted into the penis to aid in erections. Advances in the process in recent years have allowed the devices to be more effective than in the past.
In this case, the plaintiff is a 44-year old man who have the surgery performed in 2009. During the operation an inflatable implant was inserted in three pieces. Unfortunately, after the operation the man’s “scrotum swelled abnormally.” The plaintiff assumed that this swelling was a normal part of the operation. He also expected the swelling to eventually go down. But, it didn’t. In fact, he went back to the hospital four months later with an infection and complaints about an erection that would not go down.