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Lawsuit Alleges That Nursing Home Let Man’s Penis Rot Off


— October 19, 2009

It’s a cruel irony that so much tort “reform” is directed at protecting nursing homes from their residents, when what we need to do is protect nursing home residents from nursing home negligence.

During the four months that followed the initial notice of the wound, Bradley’s genitals essentially broke apart bit by bit, the complaint contends, while the elderly man steadily lost weight. The injury was not treated until Bradley was taken to the Providence Medical Center on March 13, 2008.

Initially diagnosing Bradley with pneumonia, doctors there found only an infected, open wound on the man’s groin, according to the complaint. Doctors later determined that Bradley was afflicted with penile cancer; Bradley died two weeks later.

Source: Nursing home cited, sued after elderly man’s genitals disintegrate

If these allegations are true – that a man was neglected while his penis rotted off over a period of months – I’d like to see someone do some jail time.



It’s a cruel irony that so much tort “reform” is directed at protecting nursing homes from their residents, when what we need to do is protect nursing home residents from nursing home negligence.

During the four months that followed the initial notice of the wound, Bradley’s genitals essentially broke apart bit by bit, the complaint contends, while the elderly man steadily lost weight. The injury was not treated until Bradley was taken to the Providence Medical Center on March 13, 2008.

Initially diagnosing Bradley with pneumonia, doctors there found only an infected, open wound on the man’s groin, according to the complaint. Doctors later determined that Bradley was afflicted with penile cancer; Bradley died two weeks later.

Source: Nursing home cited, sued after elderly man’s genitals disintegrate

If these allegations are true – that a man was neglected while his penis rotted off over a period of months – I’d like to see someone do some jail time.


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