BALTIMORE – (AP) A man alleging a Maryland doctor stapled his rectum shut during an operation — causing him to go without defecating for 17 days — took his federal lawsuit to trial Monday in Baltimore.
Ronald Watkins, 64, of West Virginia, is suing Manuel Casiano, a doctor in Frederick County, for allegedly botching a 2004 surgery that left Watkins with permanent bowel problems.
“The reason for suing Dr. Casiano is very simple: His rectum was stapled shut,” said Julia Lodowski, who with attorney Emily Malarkey is representing Watkins and his wife, Brenda.
Lodowski told jurors in U.S. District Court that Watkins now experiences “rectal discharge” and needs to wipe himself between 12 and 15 times a day.
He’s also had to have four “unnecessary surgeries” because of Casiano’s actions, Lodowski said.
The doctor’s attorney, Conrad Varner, said Watkins’ bowels merely became “swollen shut” because of medical problems — not because of stapling.
Varner said Watkins’ habitual smoking — two packs a day — contributed to his bowel problems, because nicotine constricts blood vessels.
Watkins underwent surgery Sept. 8, 2004, for a newly diagnosed rectal tumor, during which Casiano made the mistake, according to his lawsuit against the Foris Surgical Group.
Watkins then complained of increasing rectal pressure, and an inability to pass gas, his lawsuit states.
In a subsequent surgery, Casiano found that Watkins’ rectum was closed because of staples, according to the lawsuit.
“He couldn’t get past the staple line,” Lodowski told jurors.
“How else do we know that his rectum was stapled shut? Most importantly, Dr. Casiano said so.”
A graduate of New York School of Medicine who works at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Casiano has no record of any disciplinary actions, according to the Maryland Board of Physicians.
Watkins’ lawsuit does not seek a specific amount of damages.
WOW THATS CRAZY HOW HE GONNA *** NOW.... CHECK OUT THIS GOOD MUSIC....
Oh wow he gonna be backed up for real
That's a *** shame.
It's gonna end up comin out of his mouth. Then he gon be talkin a whole lotta sh!t!
WTF thats crazy!
GAS *** EVERYWHERE!
That's cause he is full of sh!t!!!
NOW HOW CAN YOU 'ACCIDENTLY" SEW SOMEONE BOOTY HOLE UP!! I SMELL MALPRACTICE SUIT COMING!!!
O HELLZ NAW!!!
CAN WE ALL SAY PERMANENT CONSTIPATION... EWWW GROSS
***...that is wacker than wack
LOL...*** HOWS HE GONNA TAKE A *** NOW?! LMMAO
how is that by accident!!!!!!!
THEY'RE SUCH *** HOLE ***
OOOOOOOOO!!!!! MAN THAT CANT BE GOOD!!!!! THAT IZ CRAZY!!!!
SO DID THE REALIZE IT WHEN HW WANTED TO GO TAKE A DUMP??? TALK ABOUT FULL OF SH|IT!!!
LOL!! In that case his wife never has to worry about him being full of Sh*t. that ain't healthy man they need to cut that.
LMAO @ MR *** FOR THE FULL OF SH*T COMMENT
SO I GUESS THIS WHERE YOU SAY SH!T HAPPENS!
@ Selector can you please get off wayne's nuts......please!!!!!
JUST MAKE EM CLAP!!
This is OLD news, MTO......step it up.....
oh dear... dats cruel...
lmao @ mto saying "booty hole" when the article clerly said rectum...expand your vocabulary people...smdh
and that DUMB *** TELLING ME I WON AN IPOD OR AN XBOX OR SOME ISH.LOL
dats a sh-ty mess!
How is that an accident??
And I'm glad I stopped smoking cigs!!
*** I will never take sh*t for granted.LOL!!!
Well ain't that some Sh!t....Booty booty booty booty booty *** cheeks.
Incompetent so called doctors are getting out of control.
do the same to the doctor for 18 days one more that this poor man's ordeal
OMG....i just don't understand. i mean why did he wait 17 days to say something, he had to know long before then that his azz was stapled ***. And this happened in 04 and he's still in court over it? And the discharge *** is just sickening. That doctor needs his license snatched up real quick....Poor Thang!!!
MTO THIS IS A SHI**Y STORY LITERALLY LOL *** HOW DO U MAKE A MISTAKE OF STAPLIN HIS *** *** THE DOCS MUSTA BEEN BLINDFOLDED OR PLAYIN PIN DA TAIL *** LOL
omg, so he's sh*tty 4real
***.... I'll be more grateful every time i go #2
DATZ CRAZY... HOW DEY GONNA STAPLE DAT MAN A55 HOLE ***... SMH... POOR FELLOW :(
WOW!!!! THAT'S SOME ***!!1 HOW DA *** CAN HE TAKE A ***???? THROUGH HIS D -ICK????? HE'S GOING TO BE BACKED UP AS HELL. IM SEXY41 AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.
THATS WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN TO ALL FHAGG'S! STOP THE ***!!!!!
I'd be suing these mofos for the next thousand years...
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Why did it take him 17 days to notice there was something wrong?!
that's just ridiculous..why wouldn't he immediatley return to the Doctor's offic
Dang, dat man couldn't take a boo boo, lmao!
I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY....
LMAO IMAGINE NOT GOIN A *** FOR SO LONG I WOULD BE DYIN
what took so long?
now that is a Sh!tty situation "literally"-bless this olds man heart I bed u is first day in the bathroom will be a Killer!
give that man a few million! ***
I read that story and I don't understand or comprehend how this man didn't know something was wrong right away. Who goes around and can't defecate without the warning signs ringing a bell?
Was that Dr. Method Man?! And did they keep feeding him and feeding him and feeding him?!
NOW HTF HE DO SOME SH!T LIKE THAT???
he didn't have insurance.....lol i'm just saying
OMG thats so awful!
That was no accident.
AHHHH!!! I mad he have to wipe his *** 12 to 15 times a day
LMFAO at the Comments here. Though this is a terrible situation, you all are turning it into a laughter's delight. Justa LMAO, you hear me ppl?
I am The ***
*** thats crazy.. I never heard anything like that..
ITS OFFICIAL *** HAS THE BEST AVATAR ON MTO
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*** i shoulda thought of that avatar HAHAHAHA!!!!
oh no! he got his *** *** wtf?! oh my goodness! he couldnt *** for 3 weeks!!!!! man i would sue for every last penny he has!!!
I'D BE OWNING THAT HOSPITAL WHEN ITS ALL SAID & DONE.
HOW YOU NOT KNOW YOU STAPLED SOMEBODY ***? WHERE DO THESE DOCTORS GET THEIR DEGREES NOW-A-DAYS?
These doctors and their Walmart bought degrees are KILLING me! This is truly messed up. I feel bad for the victim.
He's lucky he didn't die. Not being able to s.hit for 17 days is crazy! His breath must've been humming, hell I bet his *** were stinking.
dis just gross as hell...dont nobody need to know dis sh!t(lol) especially early in the morning.... i know i dont want to know about nobody's anal problems..
*** THATS A SH*TTY WELL NON SH*TTY SITUATION!!!!!!!!
@deet you is crazy.. LOL.. Dang that is messed up..
I was thinking the same thing. I now appreaciate havin to take a sh!t...LMAO
HE CAN GO TO PRISON NOW AND TALK MAD SH!T,,AND NOBODY GETTIN IN HIS BUT!
THAT'S SOME NASTY ***.
LAMO! I was thinking the samething! He can talk all s/h/i/t everyday and not get raped.
Im just glad they did NOT include pictures!!!
Second opinions before surgical procedures are a good idea.
Always *** when coming out from anesthesia to make sure everything is working properly? I wonder what the new literature is going to look like for this medical procedure once this case closes.
Was an intern involved in this matter? Just curious about the credentials and I know how they love doing hands-on learning.
All of these comments are hella funny.
WTF? You're kidding me, right?
MTO, IF YOU NEED REPORTERS OR INVESTIGATORS TO GET STORIES, YOU CAN HIRE ME TO FIND GOOD CELEBRITY "GOSSIP" BECAUSE SOME OF THIS *** YOU ALL REPORT IS WHACK!!!!!!
sounds like a good procedure if your going to jail
lmao @ buddspark.
your right about that bah lol
i guess that gives new meaning to the phrases "*** yo azz up" and "u ain't sh!t" LMAO
CTFU @ Everybody comments!!!!!! This is the funniest syht I read in a long time.
CTFU @ blackexec with the [SPAM] comments... Now he need to use the Natural Remedies @ Heal Zoo to get those bowels moving right so he don't keep having to wipe.
CTFU @ Home Alone picture. Is that how the man looked when he tried to go boo boo. WHEW!!! I AM AT MY DESK CRYING LOOKING AT THESE COMMENTS, SOME FUNNY A55 *** ON HERE!!!
Yikes, that must be uncomfortable as hell...17 days without takin a doo doo...cant imagine the agony. Poor guy.
*** i wonder how long the body can go without taking a ***!!!
THAT IS A *** SHAME SMFH...
IMAGINE HOW HIS *** AND BOWELS FELT AFTER THAT SAD *** MAN :(
What the foolishness!?...lol. So awkward.
I know that ish stunk when it finally came out. Can you imagine how long that log had to be? It prolly looked like some horse ish
THAT'S *** UP!!!
Yikes. I read about this in the paper. MTO, you failed to report that the poor guy didn't use the bathroom for 17 days! UGH! Although, if someone couldn't go after the first like week or so, wouldn't you seek answers? Poor guy. It's a shame that we have to leave, literally our lives, in the hands of someone we don't even know, only to have our worst *** come true!
Never mind. I stand corrected. MTO DID report the 17 days. My eyes! Someone save my eyes!
oh my, why did he wait 17 days?! he really was full of shi+.
good god how you do something like that accidentally bt the crazy *** about is he waited 17 days
Ewww poor man.
lmao....thats fu(ked up
AW D.A.W.M!!! I know this cats breath smelled like straight booty juice
NOW WHY THAT GOT DUDE FROM "HOME ALONE" MAKING THAT FACE....LOL
LOL!!! Just dont make no *** sense.
Musta been Tera Reid's doctor, or that dude with the balloons on his chest posted yesterday!!
Oh and.....that's that ***%t!!
MOM MOM SAID LOCK THE *** CHEEKS
@ wowngga *** fuk da music im lovin da picture lol but on topic lmao *** hell naw i'd be suing his azz too
i would've smacked the S&#t outta that doctor...
*no pun intended*
*** he cnt poop nomore hmm
That doctor knew what he was doing, c'mon! That part of your body is so secluded you would know your near there for sure!
In the words of the great Whitney, " Ahh hell 2 da naw"
aint that some s.h.i.t
"and a couple of staples and we are threw here, have a good one" . . .. .
.. man whoever had to unplug his *** was in some *** f'sho,, no ***
dang, haha daz crazy
I don't believe this. 17 days he couldn't go to the bathroom. He would of died
@ deet---that's so funny...his *** were not hurting.....lol lol
First of all even if this were true, & it very well could be....what happened to this gentleman when he should have gone back to his surgeon a day or so after his surgery....
He must have first signs of dementia because I know for a fact he should have gone back.
so his azz/zz either wassnt in pain or he was full of shi... for real
THIS IS NOT FUNNY BUT THIS IS SOME CRAZY *** RIGHT HERE.
lmfao at the mccaulay culkin pic they put up!!!
whoever did that is a genius. but whoever sews someone's *** closed is an effing r-***.
now the poor guy does number two like the playdoh "hair" tool... spaghettification, anyone? ha ha ha. sucksss.
hope he gets that janx fixed, free of charge. =/
that's just sadd!!
this is the first post where i ever read every comment mto fans are so *** funny rotflmao!!!
dag I hope he sie the *** out of his. thats messed up.
So the *** hit the fan, or didn't it?
Dammmnnnn do you know how that feels to have to go to the bathroom and can't doo doo, that *** had to be painful, how the hell a doctor can make a mistake like that!!!!!!!!!
Specifically why many are scared "***" (yes, pun intended) about the potential for 'botched' surgery. I know that I am!
I hope that everything works out for the best with this poor guy - the patient, that is.
DAMNNNNNNN THT'S HORRIBLE
thats sad and not that funny:(
That won't stop his wife from slapping the *** out of him when she know he's full of it!!!
OH man, I hope he's ok. That's serious business!!
*** ALL THAT, THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR SMOKING PERIOD. SOME PPLZ BODY CAN HANDLE ALL THE NICOTINE SOME CANT. THEY TAKE THEIR OWN CHANCES NOT GIVING A DAM ABOUT HEALTH PROBLEMS. DUDE BROUGHT THAT ON HIMSELF, HE SHOULD JUST BE HAPPY HE ALIVE.
I am laughing at "Nuh Uhhhhh" .. Stop believing MTO's creative stories. If his *** was discovered sewn ***, it is his right as a human to defecate daily, so the hospital would have immediately corrected that situation. No way would he go 17 days.
Now explain to me again...how did that happen?
*sitting up straight*
***, that takes bein full of *** to a whole new level, literally!!!
[SPAM][SPAM]oooooooh my god poor man i know it hurt so bad [SPAM]oooooooooh