I had Dr. Elist Penuma implant in by the end of 2019.
I went completely numb so I had to have it removed by a specialist.
I have been victim of a Fraudulent misleading consent information and advertisement.
If there are any victims of Dr. Elist what did you do? Report it to the FBI? District Attorney?
I can't afford a lawyer or many lawyers I have heard won't take the case so I though I might bring it to the FBI or something..., suggestions?
FBI? I don’t think FBI would be the department you would get involved in such a matter. There is a thread of more than a few men that have had similar mishaps. I think a group lawsuit was tried with no luck. It’s just plain difficult to sue a doctor for cosmetic procedures especially if they have one sign a consent. You can file a complaint to the medical board of California. Good luck with everything. Sincerely
Sorry to hear about your ordeal. He's been performing this ridiculous procedure for over a decade and only gets a slap on the wrist from the California Board of Medicine and maybe the occasional out-of-court settlement (which I can't verify, only assume). My understanding is that he makes people sign so many waivers that it isn't hard for him to point out a "mistake the patient made" in order to absolve himself from liability.
There is also the fact that a good number of former patients are either too embarrassed and/or depressed to muster the will to go after him legally. The procedure for many is a personal and private decision, and the idea of going to court may associate their names with the public record.
I can't tell if it's deep-pockets, being well-connected, being lucky, or all-of-the-above, but no physician should be performing an elective procedure of this type, this long, with this many complications.
Despite what I said about the Board of Medicine in California, reporting your grievances can still help. Should it ever be uncovered that there were conflicts of interests over there, the record will show that men repeatedly sent complaints despite the Board's lack of action. And you may be able to find a lawyer to work on contingency (wont cost you a thing), it wouldn't hurt to keep looking. This isn't the FBI's jurisdiction although one has to wonder how many botched jobs will demand the investigation of a federal authority ??
I implore you to keep reviewing all options, don't let prior failures of the "medical justice" system deter you from being the one who can actually make a change.
There is an abundance of information here and on the previous PhalloBoards (PhalloBoards.websitetoolbox.com) on how you can go about your recovery post-Removal (writteny by men in the same situation you are in now).
I've been told it's a Fraudulent Misleading Consent scam but no lawyer wants to take the case because it's complicated.
I signed consent forms but it had nothing referred to Numbness at all, I'm just amazed there is no government branch that looks after these things and it really makes me believe that you can sue Starbucks for giving you a coffee that is too hot but not a Dr. Elist... I'm amazed and demoralized.
Not a few few men, I have encountered hundreds of them, most of them embarrassed, with little money because on financial loan to pay Dr. Elist and eve though the consent forms aren't holding up enough for Dr. Elist you still need money and a lawyer willing to take the case you can't just get one from the government or something so it is difficult yes.