No. 81-1437.

683 F.2d 847 (1982)

Warren Wayne CUNNINGHAM, Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided July 19, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

J. Michael Gamble, Amherst, Va. (Donald G. Pendleton, Pendleton & Gamble, Amherst, Va., James A. Eichner, Beale, Eichner, Wright, Denton & Shields, Richmond, Va., on brief), for appellant.

Robert W. Jaspen, Asst. U. S. Atty., Richmond, Va. (Justin W. Williams, U. S. Atty., Alexandria, Va., on brief), for appellee.

Before WIDENER, ERVIN and CHAPMAN, Circuit Judges.

WIDENER, Circuit Judge:

This is a medical malpractice action brought because plaintiff allegedly became impotent as a result of a sphincterotomy performed at the McGuire Veterans Hospital in Richmond. The district court found in favor of the defendant, and we affirm.

Plaintiff is a partial quadriplegic as a result of spinal injuries sustained in 1968 in Viet Nam. Plaintiff is confined to a wheelchair, and, beginning at the time of the Viet Nam injuries, he...

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