Southbound I-495 bridge open, NB still closed




Jury: No medical negligence in penile implant
By Associated Press

A jury in Delaware has ruled that no medical negligence was committed in a penile implant procedure that the patient said left him with an 8-month erection.

A New Castle County Superior Court jury ruled on Monday that urologist Dr. Thomas Desperito was not negligent in the procedure he performed in December 2009 on truck driver Daniel Metzgar.

Metzgar and his wife, Donna, had sought unspecified damages from Desperito and his medical group. He had testified that the procedure caused him to withdraw from much of life, wearing long, baggy sweat pants and a long shirt to hide his condition.

The News Journal reports Desperito hugged his attorney after the verdict. He declined to comment.

Metzgar's lawyer, Michael Heyden, said he was stunned at the verdict.



Copyright © Aug 23, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




WDEL News Tools:
Printer friendly version
Back to homepage



 Latest News

 Follow Us

Facebook Twitter
RSS Mobile
Email Updates




Copyright © 2014, Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.   Terms of Use.
WDEL Statement of Equal Employment Opportunity and Outreach