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  1. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Is this disturbing or what?

    Aug. 11 -- After 67-year-old Hurshell Ralls went into surgery for bladder cancer, he came out of surgery missing more than he ever expected. His ***** and testicles were gone.

    "My wife had to hold my hand in the bed there. And she said 'Honey it's over. They got all the cancer.' And she waited a few minutes and then said 'But they had to remove your *****.' And I was one mad dude, you know," Ralls said on ABCNEWS' Good Morning America.

    Ralls, a mechanic, says doctors never warned him or his wife that amputation of the ***** and testicles might have been part of surgery before he went in for the procedure in November 1999. Ralls filed a negligence lawsuit against the Clinics of North Texas in Wichita Falls, and the doctors who operated on him. The civil case is set for trial Aug. 25.

    "It was never even discussed. And I felt like he ought to have at least told us that this might be a possibility so that we could have talked it over even before he was admitted to the hospital," said Thelma Ralls, his wife. In a February deposition, Ralls' doctor said that he determined the cancer had spread to the ***** while he was removing Ralls' bladder. Doctors did not send a tissue sample to the lab until after the surgery. A Dallas doctor who examined cell slides later found that Ralls did not have penile cancer.

    The Ralls' case may sound outrageous, but for cancer patients across the country, medical errors are something they Ñ and many other hospital patients Ñ face with alarming frequency.

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported in 2001 that 95 percent of doctors have witnessed a major medical mistake, and that many of them involved cancer. When Johns Hopkins reviewed tissue samples from thousands of cancer patients around the country, they found one out of every 71 cases was misdiagnosed.
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Dayam. Well, at least he still has his pride. :)

    Oh wait.........no he doesn't. :(
     
  3. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How screwed up can a surgery get? It's scary...I also read that there is a good percentage of women who get their breasts removed only to be told afterwards that they never had cancer. Wouldn't they be more certain about this sort of thing before they go in and cutting you up?
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    With all the medical marvels involving legs being reattached and whatever, isn't there a way to re-attach his *****?

    And my other question is this: Are his balls still there? It would look strange without a weenis to accompany it. :eek:
     
  5. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope, according to the article, they removed his balls, too! He looks like someone from Dogma now...
     
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  7. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It was on the AOL welcome screen, a quote from ABC news I believe.
     
  8. cb911 macrumors 601

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    whoa!!:eek: that is weird. i get the feeling the surgeons these days are all too eager to cut you up before questioning wtf they're doing.

    hope that poor guy gets a decent amount of compensation.
     
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    he he. :) for some reason that just reminded me of the movie Young Frankenstein. *woof, woof*!! :D
     
  11. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    that's just horrible. i cringed when i read that...then went and checked if everything was still there and in working order. :D
     
  12. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    :uhhh:
    What is that?
    :Uhhhhhh:...
    ...
    ...

    OH MY GOD!

    :UHHHHHH:

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    At least they are going to save money on viagra...but it's just freaky.
     
  14. crazytom macrumors 6502a

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    Eh...the guys 67 years old...he probably didn't have much life left in it anyway...I guess he doesn't have to worry about 'dribbling' for two minutes after he urinates...or, this might all turn out for the better and they can transplant a new one on him---free of charge!

    I also didn't know that ***** is a word that should be censored.
     
  15. scem0 macrumors 604

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    omg that sucks.....

    I would demand a hell of a lot of money if I were him....

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  16. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Funny, since you can say ass, bitch, and many other colorful things, but not *****! Not sure how the whole auto censor thing works...
     
  17. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    How will he go to the bathroom?

    Edit:
    Nevermind, I don't want to know.
     
  18. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    nah, no straws. they'll just stick a tube in there and he can conveniently carry around a special receptacle to... um... receiveticleate. :D

    And about Yound Frankenstein... i was thinking about that bit at the end where Dr. Frankenstein gets something of the monsters... :D

    seriously though, i do feel sorry for the guy. i really hope he gets a massive wad of cash.
     
  20. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    He had bladder cancer anyway so the extra loss probably didn't change his expected post-surgery relief methodology. Namely, a bag he'll have to empty every so often.:eek:
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is a story that is hard to know how to respond. On a consent you are signing to have done what the surgeon thinks is appropriate. If aggressive penile and testicular cancer had been found on the frozen section then the amputation would have been appropiate. The problem being that that surgeon went to far, outrageous.
     
  22. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I wonder how many people would sue and how many would be on the doctor's side in this case...interesting....
     
  23. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Dude, if there is just *one* man listening, that guy will get money...how would you like to wake up missing your twig and two berries? "It was just a simple mistake" will not make up for it.
     
  24. tazo macrumors 68040

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    No man i support suing the quack who robbed this man of his man....
     
  25. Powerbook G5 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if it would be possible to reattach it?
     

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