A US man has launched a medical malpractice suit after an operation to put an implant in his penis went wrong and doctors were forced to amputate the organ.
Enrique Milla, a 65-year-old diabetic, had the procedure done to help cure his impotence, the Miami Herald reports.
But after the operation in 2007, Mr Milla developed an infection.
In the lawsuit, Mr Milla, who was since been deported from the US back to his native Peru, blamed his anaesthetist Dr Laurentiu Boeru saying he should have known he was not a good candidate for the operation because of his diabetes and high blood pressure.
Mr Milla originally filed the lawsuit in 2009, naming Dr Boeru and his urologist Dr Paul Perito, the penile implant expert who performed the surgery.
Records show Dr Perito settled with Mr Milla last year out of court.
Mr Milla told a Miami court via Skype that the amputation robbed him of his dignity and manhood.
"This has been devastating, painful and embarrassing," said Mr Milla's lawyer, Spencer Aronfeld of Coral Gables, according to ABC News' affiliate WPLG.
"It shouldn’t make a difference that he was deported. At the end of the day, he has to sit down to pee through a tube."
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