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    Gone in 60 Seconds!


    Total Disbelief’ Hurshell Ralls
    Aug. 11— After 67-year-old Hurshell Ralls went into surgery for bladder cancer, he came out of surgery missing more than he ever expected. His penis and testicles were gone. Hurshell Ralls discovered that his penis and testicles had been removed during surgery.
    "My wife had to hold my hand in the bed there. And she said 'Honey it's over. They got all the cancer.' And she waited a few minutes and then said 'But they had to remove your penis.' And I was one mad dude, you know," Ralls said on ABCNEWS' Good Morning America.

    Ralls, a mechanic, says doctors never warned him or his wife that amputation of the penis and testicles might have been part of surgery before he went in for the procedure in November 1999. Ralls filed a negligence lawsuit against the Clinics of North Texas in Wichita Falls, and the doctors who operated on him. The civil case is set for trial Aug. 25.

    "It was never even discussed. And I felt like he ought to have at least told us that this might be a possibility so that we could have talked it over even before he was admitted to the hospital," said Thelma Ralls, his wife. In a February deposition, Ralls' doctor said that he determined the cancer had spread to the penis while he was removing Ralls' bladder. Doctors did not send a tissue sample to the lab until after the surgery. A Dallas doctor who examined cell slides later found that Ralls did not have penile cancer.

    The Ralls' case may sound outrageous, but for cancer patients across the country, medical errors are something they — and many other hospital patients — face with alarming frequency.


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    Re:Gone is 60 Seconds!

    Hurshell Ralls,
    Hurshell Ralls,
    Hurshell Ralls.
    I wonder what his nick name is, err.... was.

    :'( No matter. A moment of silence please.

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    Re:Gone in 60 Seconds!

    Im going to remove your balls if you ever waste my time with a story like that gain.

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    Re:Gone in 60 Seconds!

    Removed his balls! Wow that would suck. Well, maybe its a lack thereof that he has to be concerned with now. lol I feel for the guy :'( but at 67, what the hell is he gonna do with them anyway (viagra?)

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    Re:Gone in 60 Seconds!

    That's nuts....I mean crazy
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    Re:Gone in 60 Seconds!

    Quote Originally Posted by the real meat
    Im going to remove your balls if you ever waste my time with a story like that gain.
    Thats funny...

    we all know you have no balls....

    except the ones on your chin... ;D
    Bow

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