Jury rules in favor of doctor who cut off part of Kentucky man’s penis

by Kelly Thomas Reardon

In final testimony during the third day of the civil trial, a Kentucky urologist said if Dr. John Patterson had taken the time to consult with Phillip and Deborah Seaton about his surprising discovery of lethal penile cancer, the cancer would have had more time to spread.

Wait, what? You’re telling me that you couldn’t have taken literally 5 minutes to get his wife on the phone (assuming he was under anesthetics) and discuss it quickly with her? I totally get it’s a serious situation and an alarming discovery, but “OMG, CANCER! CUT HIS PENIS OFF!” doesn’t seem like an appropriate response.