A Peruvian man has filed a malpractice lawsuit against a Miami doctor for what he says was a botched penile implant operation.
Enrique Milla decided to get the implant in 2007 for his erectile dysfunction.
But he also suffers from high blood pressure and extreme diabetes.
Milla claims the anesthesiologist allowed the surgery even though his blood sugar was too high that day.
Several days after the surgery gangrene set in, Milla's attorney, Spencer Aronfeld said.
According to Aronfeld a "flesh-eating bacteria ... ate his penis centimeter by centimeter."
As a result, Milla had to have the organ amputated.
The doctor's attorney says Milla did not properly take care of the wound after the procedure which led to the initial infection.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times