A man who lost his penis after he claims his doctors did not properly examine him and the risks of a penile implant surgery is now suing.
Enrique Milla, who now resides in Lima, Peru, told a Miami-Dade jury (via Skype) what his life is now like after a medical mistake left him with no external male genitalia.
In 2007, Milla, who was living in Miami at the time, underwent elective penile implant surgery to treat erectile dysfunction and improve sexual relations with his wife.
On Thursday, he testified that he had not been to see a doctor in 15 years and was not being treated for the “extreme case of diabetes” he had, nor was he on medication for his high blood pressure. Milla also testified that neither his blood sugar was tested nor his blood pressure checked before the surgery.
His attorney, Spencer Aronfeld, argued that Milla never should have been approved for the surgery, as any proper doctor would have ran all the appropriately (some one would even say basic) tests.
Dr. Laurentia Boeru, who was Milla’s anesthesiologist for the surgery, is the man being sued for malpractice, as Milla’s attorney claims he is “the one and only person who cleared him for this surgery, on that day.”
About 9 days after the surgery, Milla developed a Gangrenous infection on his penis.
[An infection] turned into a flesh-eating bacteria that ate his penis centimeter by centimeter, and as a result of this, he has to spend the rest of his life without a functioning penis. He has to sit down to urinate. He’ll never have any intimate relationships with anyone, and he’s lost his manhood.”