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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Botched Circumcision Claimed in Lawsuit

Is a bad circumcision grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit?


It’s a procedure routinely performed countless times daily in hospitals across the nation, though envisioning the procedure could make many parents weak in the knees. Male infant circumcision is typically performed in the hospital at only one-day old. In fact, it’s done so often without incident that many parents might not consider investigating the doctor who will be performing it prior to giving their consent to the procedure.

When it goes well, it is quickly forgotten, but when circumcision goes wrong, it is often followed by a medical malpractice lawsuit.

When a victim suffers a serious injury due to medical treatment that deviated from accepted standards of practice, the medical professionals and hospital or treatment center involved can be sued for malpractice.  Medical malpractice falls within the realm of personal injury law—which holds those who cause physical or psychological injury financially responsible for their victim’s suffering.

Depending on the particular circumstances and what state laws apply, a victim may be entitled to compensatory damages for such items as physical and psychological pain, current and future medical treatment, current and future lost income, and more if the defendant is found liable for the injuries.

The parents of a newborn commenced a personal injury lawsuit for medical malpractice against the doctor and hospital that performed their son’s circumcision. The doctor, who had reportedly been sued once already for an allegedly botched circumcision, was accused of “negligently amputating a significant portion of the penile glans” and compounding and worsening the situation by then “carelessly and recklessly throwing the amputated tissue into the hazard bin, thus preventing it from being surgically reattached”. In addition to requiring additional reconstructive surgeries, the parents allege their son will suffer “permanent and embarrassing disfiguring injuries”.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice or has been injured in any kind of accident that wasn’t their fault, the personal injury attorneys at the Noland Law Firm can help maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact us today for a free consultation.

From our offices in Liberty, Missouri, we represent injured people and their families throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and western Missouri, including Clay County, Liberty, Blue Springs, Independence, and Gladstone.


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