While this is more of a horror story than a comedic one, you can’t help but chuckle if you try to imagine this guy’s reaction after he woke up from the anesthesia. Picture it. He’s laying there in a hospital bed and then he goes to scratch his nuts or something, only to find….his penis is gone? Horrifying yes, but what do you say to the nurse? “Uh, I seem to have misplaced my dick, have you seen where it went?” It’s like a really, really bad Key & Peele sketch.
It sounds like an urban myth. Unfortunately, for Johnny Lee Banks Jnr, it’s the painful truth.
The Alabama resident says his life is in ruins after doctors mistakenly amputated his penis during a routine circumcision.
Mr Banks and his wife Zelda are suing the hospital, doctors and a local clinic for medical malpractice, seeking unspecified damages.
“The lawsuit says the patient was receiving medical treatment from a doctor at Urology Centers of Alabama. Another doctor performed the surgical procedure in June. The lawsuit does not give an exact date.
‘When the plaintiff … awoke from his aforesaid surgical procedure, his penis was amputated,’ according to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs ‘never gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of (his) penis.’”
Not only is his dick missing, but no one will apparently tell him why.
“The lawsuit claims that the man was never provided with an explanation as to the medical necessity of an amputation nor was never warned the circumcision procedure could result in an amputation.”
The lawsuit names the hospital, Urology Centers of Alabama, the Simon-Williamson Clinic and 2 doctors and alleged Mr Banks “never gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of (his) penis.”