Penile Implant Malfunction Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A 44-year-old truck driver who sought treatment for erectile dysfunction wound up with the opposite problem-an erection that wouldn’t go away. Daniel Metzgar sought out medical treatment for erectile dysfunction from Dr. Daniel Desperito, a urologist. Desperito performed the surgery in December 2009. Soon after the surgical procedure Metzgar’s scrotum swelled to the size of a volleyball. Metzgar was told inflammation was part of the healing process so he didn’t initially inform his doctor. However, when the erection would not subside, he checked with Dr. Desperito who removed the implant, leaving significant scar tissue. Metzgar and his wife have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Desperito.