Anesthesiologist Not Responsible in Penis Amputation Trial: Officials

Jury finds anesthesiologist not responsible for medical malpractice, officials said

By Karen Yi
|  Saturday, May 26, 2012  |  Updated 12:33 PM EDT
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Man Sues for Medical Malpractice Over Amputated Penis

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Anesthesiologist Dr. Laurentiu Boeru was found not responsible for the penis amputation of Enrique Milla, court officials said.

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Man Sues for Medical Malpractice Over Amputated Penis

A medical malpractice trial is underway Thursday regarding a former Miami resident who claims an anesthesiologist?s mistake led to the partial amputation of his penis. Dr. Boeru, Spencer Aronfeld and Jay Chimpoulis speak in court.
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The anesthesiologist accused by a Miami man of medical malpractice was found not responsible for the partial amputation of his penis, a jury ruled earlier this week.

Plaintiff Enrique Milla, now 65, had an elective penile implant surgery due to his erectile dysfunction but became infected with gangrene two weeks following the surgery. Doctors were forced to operate and amputate his penis to save his life.

Milla filed a lawsuit against Dr. Laurentiu Boeru, claiming that Boeru should have postponed the surgery due to Milla’s pre-existing diabetes and high blood pressure, according to Milla’s attorney, Spencer Aronfeld.

"When he showed up at the hospital that day, the one and only person who cleared him for surgery on that day was Dr. Boeru," Aronfeld said.

During the trial, though, Boeru told the jury he was just the anesthesiologist, not the surgeon.

“This is not my job to clear the procedure,” he said. “This is the urologist that does that.”

Milla first filed a lawsuit in 2009 against urologist Dr. Paul Perito, the doctor who performed the implant. That suit was settled out of court.
 

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