Dr Naum Ciomu has had his medical license reinstated by the Courts of Appeal in Bucharest, after the Doctors’ College of Bucharest banned him from practicing medicine. While he will be allowed to see patients, it is doubtful that Ciomu will ever be allowed to pick up a scalpel again, which is definitely a good thing considering what happened the last time.
On that fateful day in 2009, Ciomu was performing what the Romanian Times described as a routine operation to lower a 34-year-old patient’s testicle into his scrotum. What happened next would change that patient’s life forever. Ciomu, who was reportedly under pressure because of personal problems, slipped and sliced into the man’s urinary channel. That would have been bad enough, but Ciomu chose to express anger at his mistake by finishing off the job and hacking off the man’s penis.
The head of the Doctor’s College in Bucharest commented:
This was not complicated surgery. We still don’t know why the doctor acted as he did. He chopped off the patient’s penis and hacked it into several parts in an unexplained fit of fury.
Following the incident, Ciomu and his hospital were ordered to jointly pay the victim of the
botched surgery good doctor’s temper tantrum half a million Euros.