August 4, 2008 What's a penis worth? $795,000, according
to court ruling in botched op case by Gulliver
What's a penis worth? $795,000, according to a court ruling.
The court in Bucharest, Romania, ordered a doctor to pay
that amount in compensation after surgery that went horribly
The Romanian surgeon was ordered to hand over the money
to a patient whose penis he accidentally severed during
a botched operation.
The court was told that in July 2004, Dr. Naum Ciomu made
a surgical error while operating on the man's testicles,
severing the penis instead of making an incision to the
Bucharest Magistrates Court ruled in July 2008 that Ciomu
had been superficial in his approach to the operation. They
ordered the fine and also handed Ciomu a one-year suspended
sentence. The court's ruling can be appealed.
The court heard how a piece of muscle from the victim's
arm has now been attached to where his penis was. But its
function is purely aesthetic.
The man's lawyer Mihai Olariu said: "You don't have
to be an expert to realize that the 33-year-old victim does
not have a good state of mind."