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Experts Discuss Penile Implant Litigation
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About 58% of reviewed penile implant litigation cases were found in favor of the defendant, according to a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study.
Experts from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Wake Forest School of Medicine analyzed forty cases retrieved from the Westlaw legal database.
The average payments to plaintiffs were $831,050 for cases that went to trial and $335,500 for cases that were settled out of court.
Some cases involved surgeon errors, such as mistakes in implant sizing. In others, plaintiffs claimed that they were not aware of potential consequences of implants, such as penile shortening.
Forty-three percent of cases involving malleable implants were decided in the plaintiff's favor. This is in contrast to cases involving inflatable devices, all of which were found in favor of the defendant.
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