On March 24, 2015, a man and his wife filed a Baltimore medical malpractice lawsuit against a urologist, his medical practice, and a Baltimore hospital for the alleged negligence involving two penile implant surgeries that ultimately left the man unable to have sexual intercourse with his wife.
The Baltimore man, who is in his 60s, had tried erectile dysfunction medications, which were ineffective. He therefore elected to have surgery for a penile implant so that he could achieve an erection and have a sexual relationship with his wife.
The Baltimore medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the defendant urologist implanted a penile implant that was too large for him, and further alleges that the urologist had failed to properly wash the implant with an antibiotic solution just prior to implantation. The Baltimore malpractice lawsuit also alleges that the defendants had failed to provide the man with sufficient IV antibiotics just prior to the initial surgery, resulting in the man acquiring an infection (the plaintiffs allege in their Maryland medical malpractice lawsuit that the man was provided IV antibiotics for just twenty minutes before the initial surgery but that the standard of care required at least two hours of prophylactic antibiotics before the surgery).
The man alleges that he was sent home after the first penile implant surgery with a “very painful penis.” Three months later, the defendant urologist removed the first penile implant and implanted a second penile implant that the plaintiff alleges was the same size as the first, which was too large for him.
According to the plaintiffs, the defendant urologist noted in the plaintiff’s medical records that cultures taken from the removed penile implant were negative for bacteria when, in fact, bacteria were found on the removed device.
Nine months after the first penile implant surgery, the man had another urologist remove the second penile implant and implant a third device as well as treat the area with antibiotics, but the third implant had to be removed because of pain due to infection.
As a result of the defendants’ alleged medical negligence, the plaintiffs claim that the man was left with scarring and a shortened penis that prevent him from having an erection. The plaintiffs’ Baltimore medical malpractice lawsuit seeks compensatory damages in excess of $30,000.
The defendants have not yet been served with the Baltimore medical malpractice lawsuit, and a spokesperson for the defendant hospital stated that the hospital does not comment on pending litigation.
Source: Willie Price, et al. v. Christen Alevizatos, et al., Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24C15001465.
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