In this Aug. 18, 2011 photo, Phillip Seaton of Waddy, Ky., center, stands to leave court with his attorney Kevin George and wife Deborah after jury selection in their case against Dr. John Patterson, of Louisville, at the Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville, Ky. The dispute over the necessity of amputating Seaton's penis during surgery in 2008 is set to go to trial Monday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
In this Aug. 18, 2011 photo, Phillip Seaton of Waddy, Ky., center, stands to leave court with his attorney Kevin George and wife Deborah after jury selection in their case against Dr. John Patterson, of Louisville, at the Shelby County Courthouse in Shelbyville, Ky. The dispute over the necessity of amputating Seaton's penis during surgery in 2008 is set to go to trial Monday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
published Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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