While often necessary for various medical reasons, surgery can be a daunting experience for many patients in Rhode Island. Although the benefits of surgery are often overwhelming, instances arise when complications or mistakes can drastically affect an individual. Recently, a man in another state claimed that a doctor’s negligence caused his procedure to take a bad turn, and woke up from surgery missing an important body part.
In June 2014, a patient went under the knife for what was intended to be a circumcision. However, the patient awoke from surgery to discover that his penis had been completely amputated. He says that consent was not granted, either in part or whole, for the amputation to occur.