Slingluff developed an infected scrotum in September 2003. Testimony at a four-day trial in September 2009 established that he was treated with the wrong and incorrect doses of antibiotics.
According to Richard Turbin, Slingluff’s attorney, the infection caused Slingluff’s scrotum to swell from the size of a “grapefruit” to a “watermelon.” The condition required surgical removal of his scrotum and skin graft replacement from his thigh. Slingluff faces additional reconstructive surgery.
“The state could have saved a lot of money if it had only followed its own [medical] protocols,” Turbin said. The final judgment of $932,900 plus costs was entered on November 12, 2009. See: Slingluff v. State of Hawaii, O’ahu First Circuit Court (Hawaii), Case No. 1CC06-1-001654.
Additional source: Honolulu Advertiser
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|Cite||Oahu First Circuit Court (Hawaii), Case No. 1CC06-1-001654|
|Level||State Trial Court|
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