Remember, dear reader, how we warned you almost a year ago that Medical Tourism is a dumb and dangerous fantasy:
unless you are some sort of a medical thrill-seeker addicted to risky adventures, you may want to think twice before heading over for your next breast implant or other surgical procedure.
First of all, we can’t find any reliable information anywhere on how malpractice is being dealt with in Panama. There are no known cases of doctors losing their license because of medical wrongdoing. If something goes wrong, you won’t be able to find legal remedies in Panama’s notoriously flawed and corrupt court system that is biased against foreigners to boot, so it’s a certainty that you’ll be out in the cold with your fucked up breasts.
Well, here's a perfect example of that, which we found on the new Panama Digest website, about a medical tourist who lost his penis at the Men's Quality clinic:
He says that he was given an injection which caused priapism – a painful, persistent erection without sexual arousal that can cause cell death. His erection reportedly lasted 50 hours.
Juan Carvajal, the victim’s lawyer, explained that the clinic had called urologists in Chile who recommended that he go to the emergency room where a medical board told him to have his penis removed or face death.
Anyone who believes this will result in a serious malpractice case in Panama must be solidly out of his mind.
Also: No word yet from our tourism minister/arms trafficker Shamah. But we already knew he is a dick.