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Did 'The Doctors' Trick A Man Into Penis Surgery?

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 7th 2010 7:30PM
the_doctors_cbs_logo_2010If this story weren't so strange, you would swear it was a FunnyorDie.com sketch. It could be a 'Saturday Night Live' bit, but their stuff is rarely this hilarious. Tyler Bowling, a 21-year-old Minnesotan who had a condition that caused white pimples to appear on his penis, received a free laser treatment for removal of the penile papules when he consulted with Dr. William Groff in Los Angeles. The $4,500 procedure was done gratis in exchange for Tyler's story to be told on CBS's syndicated daytime show, 'The Doctors.'

However, Tyler Bowling is filing suit against the doctor, his practice, the producers of 'The Doctors' and even the company that created the laser that was used to fix his problems, claiming he was tricked into getting the work done and becoming the fodder for the TV show.

The legalese makes it sound like Tyler Bowling was the innocent dupe in all this, but really, was he? The bottom line is that he made the first call to the doctor's office, accepted the offer of a free operation, took the plane to California, participated in the television show, signed all the releases when told he must, and has had the white pimples removed from his penis. Complaining now just seems ungrateful.

It's also terribly naive of Mr. Bowling, don't you think? Who in this world believes that you get something for nothing, especially something as superficial as pimples? Who believes that a California doctor who you found advertising in the Internet would be twisting your arm to get you on a TV show?

And where are the damages he's claiming? He's asked for punitive damages for privacy invasion, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, emotional distress, and misappropriation of his likeness. Frankly, he got a free operation that his insurance company -- assuming he has a medical care provider -- would probably not have approved. He lucked out.

If anything good is to come from this, it will be that the people involved in 'The Doctors' will be more vigilant with all future patient stories. That'll mean more waivers, more papers to sign, and more due diligence before anybody -- or any part of anyone's body -- makes it on air.

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paulyppp

BTW this clown is looking for a big check .

What a tool!! He went on the DOCTORS Show....everyone knows it is viewed by million and millions of people!!!!

He obviously had plenty of time to think about it on his flight to LA from Minnesota !

COME ON.........

March 08 2010 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sam

Isn't this a positive for him? Won't it be great that all the ladies out there know that this man could not possibly have white pimples on his penis?

March 07 2010 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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