Friday, January 19, 2007

Man sues for new foreskin

A German man who was circumcised against his will during emergency penis surgery is suing his doctor for cash to rebuild his foreskin.

Karl Spandl, 50, from Bonn was rushed to the Troisdorf Hospital for surgery after a painful abscess developed on his penis.

But while he was under the knife his doctor, unnamed for legal reasons, also chose to remove his foreskin to prevent complications.

Spandl said: "When I woke up I almost passed out again with shock. I never said they could take that. And now I have almost no feeling in the tip - my sex life has been totally ruined."

The mechanic is now demanding £14,000 from his surgeon for a second penis operation - this time to rebuild his foreskin using membranes taken from inside his mouth.

The case will be decided by the Bonn Higher Regional Court.

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