Friday, March 27, 2015
Man sued insurance company for dick damage
Rupert Collins sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Napa County Superior Court because "Rupert's penis and urethra is permanently eroded away."
While a patient at Napa Valley Care Center Collins began to experience issues with the Foley catheter that had been inserted into his penis. A nurse faxed Kaiser requesting permission to "have a trial of no Foley" to rest the area, which was "red and swollen and cut."
The nurse's request was denied and "his penis began to erode further and further each day." Nine days later, another nurse again faxed Kaiser with an identical request; it was again denied.
Collins's daughter, "horrified" after seeing his penis "split completely in half from the tip of his penis all the way down to the scrotum sac," had a third nurse contact Kaiser. She was allegedly told the erosion was "normal" and would eventually heal.
The daughter managed to get a Kaiser urologist to examine Collins. His prognosis: The erosion was "complete." Not only would no healing occur, but "reconstructive surgery was not a viable option." It adds the doctor said earlier treatment would have saved the organ. Collins is suing for elder abuse, negligence and unfair business practices and seeks damages and attorneys' fees.