A Kentucky man is suing his doctor and an anesthesiologist after his penis was removed without his permission or knowledge. The 61-year-old man went to the hospital for a routine circumcision, but after surgery, he was told his penis was surgically removed because cancer was detected. The man and his wife are seeking unspecified punitive damages from the doctor and the medical practice, Commonwealth Urology. The attorneys for the couple claim that tests showed no cancer.

The lawsuit claims that Dr. John M. Patterson removed the penis without consulting the patient or his wife or giving them an opportunity to seek a second opinion. The couple is suing the anesthesiologist because general anesthesia was given even though the patient requested it not be given.

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