Alabama clinic: So...that penis amputation never happened

"The allegations in the complaint are totally false," the lawsuit states.
By Evan Bleier  |  July 31, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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JEFFERSON COUNTY , Ala., July 31 (UPI) -- Some Alabama clinics have filed for sanctions to be levied against the attorneys who filed a lawsuit against them for allegedly amputating a man's penis against his will.

In the original lawsuit, attorneys working for Johnny Lee Banks sued the Urology Centers of Alabama because he allegedly went in for a circumcision and left with his penis amputated.

The Urology Centers are seeking sanctions against the lawyers who filed the suit, John Graves and Eversole Law.

"The allegations in the complaint are totally false. Counsel for the plaintiff knew, or with the exercise of any reasonable and ethical care should have known, that the claims are false," according to the clinic's sanction request. "Plaintiffs' claims lack any basis in fact, and their allegations are entirely false."

Doctors Vincent Bivins and Alan Aikens were also named in the original suit. "As set forth in the attached affidavit of defendant Dr. Bivins, Dr. Bivins has never performed a circumcision involving removal of any tissue from Mr. Banks. ... Neither physician has ever 'amputated' all or any part of Mr. Banks' penis," the motion states.

The complaint is seeking disciplinary action for the attorney because of all of the publicity that the case has generated "nationally and internationally."

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