Man Sues Nursing Home After Losing Penis To Gangrene
A man in Oregon is suing a nursing home after his repeated complaints about catheter infection pain were ignored, resulting in gangrene.
Surgeons ended up having to amputate the 60-year-old man's junk.
The $9 million lawsuit alleges that Oregon City Health Care Center staff's "gross negligence" caused the gangrene and septic shock.
Since arriving at the nursing home in October 2013 to recover from a kidney infection, the man repeatedly told staff about pain and bleeding around his catheter, according to the suit. He checked himself out of the facility in January 2014 and went to another nursing home, where he was immediately treated for sepsis.
Licenses of the 2 nurses that treated the man at Oregon City Health Care Center were revoked by the Oregon Board of Nursing.