Monday, May 14, 2012

Hey, It's Just "Bad Luck" My Penis Got Amputated!

 
I have a feeling it's going to be a good day.

Why?

Because the blogger gods have blessed us with this:
An unusual medical malpractice trial opens in a Miami court Monday, one in which a jury will have to decide whether an anesthesiologist can be held liable for a patient losing his penis.

The plaintiff, former Miami resident Enrique Milla, will be testifying at the trial via Skype because American authorities deported him and his family back to Peru last year.

“Mr. Milla lived in Miami for 40 years and worked in the medical supply business and paid taxes,” said Spencer Aronfeld, Milla’s Coral Gables attorney. “It shouldn’t make a difference that he was deported.

“At the end of the day, he has to sit down to pee through a tube.”
In Peru.

He has to sit down to pee through a tube, it's just now he has to do that in Peru.

Oy veh, a deported client testifying by Skype about his amputated penis.

But he did have his penis amputated, for goodness sake!

Still, defense attorney Jay Chimpoulis says bad luck just happens to unlucky people:
“What happened to Mr. Milla was just bad luck,” said Boeru’s attorney, Jay Chimpoulis. “But filing frivolous lawsuits won’t change his bad luck.”
I agree!


BTW, what's "frivolous" about the lawsuit, specifically?

In other news, your wait time to evict that deadbeat tenant is about to get longer:
“It’s awful. They only answer the telephone now a couple of days a week; things take a week or more to get into the official records; judges don’t get files for hearings; the whole thing is a mess,” said Miami civil attorney Michael Feiler. “Overall service has declined drastically — not because of the clerks, who work hard — but because of the lack of staff and the ridiculous workload.”
On the other hand, the cafecito at the courthouse coffee shop is delicious, so it all kinda balances out, right?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/12/2796705/online-hed.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/12/2796705/online-hed.html#storylink=cpy

17 comments:

swlip said...

This looks like a huge strategic mistake on the defense side. If the defense had admitted liability, the plaintiff would have been limited to $250k in non-economic damages, wouldn't he?

Someone please explain how going to trial makes sense in a case like this.

Anonymous said...

the delicious irony is that spencer went around the country soaking every ounce of publicity out of it all the while he's saying how shamed his client is for being known as the man who has to squat to take a pee.

Anonymous said...

huge defense blunder

Anonymous said...

Archie Campbell was classic. HeeHaw was one of TVs best ever shows. Thanks for the memory, SFL.

Anonymous said...

Chimpoulis and Aronfeld going mano y mano. Grab a croissant, a cafe au lait, and enjoy the show. Good theater and good lawyers.

Anonymous said...

SFL -- I hear that names have been submitted to the Governor for consideration for the vacancy on the Third DCA. What's the 411?

Anonymous said...

SFL tweeted a link to it

Anonymous said...

Perfect Spencer video for this post!

Anonymous said...

AH, the case of the Peruvian Pinga.

From what I understand, the surgeon settled. The only guy who didn't settle was the anesthesiologist and I am not sure what he had to do with the guy losing his shvantz. The defense probably thought that since the anesthesiologist had nothing to do with the surgery other than to keep the guy alive during the surgery, which he did, there was no liability.

Any of you fine young men and women out there in SFLland in a betting mood? How many of you think Spencer will try to admit a video of his client squatting and urinating through a tube?

South Florida Lawyers said...

Here's the link from Judge Ramirez:

http://ramirezlaw.blogspot.com/2012/05/nominees-to-replace-me.html

And here are the names:

Antonio Arzola
Darrin Gayles
John Greco
Tom Logue
Jose Rodriguez
Ed Sanchez

mikal said...

The cutbacks in the clerk's office is killing everyone. There is one main overworked adoption clerk who seems to be there less and less, and the backup adoption clerks are usually swamped doing something else.

What used to take minutes now takes much much longer.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A WEINEE!

Godwhacker said...

Props for Hee Haw

Anonymous said...

RULE 4-3.6 TRIAL PUBLICITY

(a) Prejudicial Extrajudicial Statements Prohibited. A lawyer shall not make an extrajudicial statement that a reasonable person would expect to be disseminated by means of public communication if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that it will have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding due to its creation of an imminent and substantial detrimental effect on that proceeding.

Anonymous said...

Spencer avoids the cameras at all costs!!!

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