Man sues hospital, claims botched surgery shortened his penis

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Valerie Gonthier, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:03 PM ET

MONTREAL — A man is suing a hospital for $155,000 because he claims a botched penis surgery left his appendage an inch shorter and ruined his marriage.

The native of the Montreal suburb of Repentigny, Que., accuses Le Gardeur hospital of misdiagnosing his sex-induced penis injury.

“This has caused a greater impact on my life than when I lost the use of my legs,” the paraplegic plaintiff told QMI Agency after requesting his name not be used.

The lawsuit filed last week in Montreal claims he injured his penis while having sex with his wife in July 2011.

After being rushed to hospital, the suit says a nurse “made a brief visual inspection of the penis without touching it.”

An off-site urologist called the hospital and diagnosed “minor trauma” to the penis. He was sent home without being physically examined, the suit says.

The man says he was unable to have sex in the weeks that followed. Three months later he got the bad news: he had suffered a fractured penis.


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