Man files lawsuit alleging hospital amputated penis instead of circumcision

The man's medical malpractice is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   July 24, 2014 at 12:44 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 24 (UPI) -- They apparently weren't familiar with the concept of just taking a little off the top...

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit alleging that a hospital amputated his penis instead of giving him a circumcision.

The medical malpractice suit, which is seeking an unspecified amount of damages, was filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham.

According to the suit, the man went in for circumcision surgery in June and awoke to find that his penis had been amputated, AL.com reported.

The plaintiff's suit names Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Urology Centers of Alabama, the Simon-Williamson Clinic and two doctors as defendants in the case.

"When the plaintiff ... awoke from his aforesaid surgical procedure, his penis was amputated," according to the lawsuit. The man claims he "never gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of (his) penis."

The man claims he has suffered in myriad ways and his wife claims loss of consortium.

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