04 July 2008 Bucharest _ A Romanian court has ruled a doctor must pay €500,000 in damages to a patient for chopping off his penis during a temper tantrum. Naum Ciomu argued he was suffering from stress in late 2004, when during a routine operation to correct a testicular malformation, he suddenly lost his temper and sliced off the patient’s penis.
Shocked medics watched as Ciomu then placed the severed penis on the operating table and chopped it into small pieces.
Ciomu said his tantrum was brought on after he accidently cut his patient’s urinary channel and "overreacted" to the situation. He told the court it was a temporary loss of judgment due to personal problems.