Man Goes In For Circumcision, Wakes Up Without His Penis
We're not entirely sure what compels an adult male to voluntarily get circumcised (we figure it's a little late in the game at that point), but this would certainly have us rethinking it!
A man has filed a malpractice suit against an Alabama hospital after he went in for a circumcision and woke up to find that his penis had been amputated instead.
That's way more than a snip, doc.
A man says in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed this week that he went in for a circumcision last month at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and awoke to find his penis had instead been amputated.
The man and his wife filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham. He names the hospital, 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 plaintiffs "never gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of (his) penis."
The lawsuit claims that the man was never provided with an explanation as to the medical necessity of an amputation nor was never warned the circumcision procedure could result in an amputation.
Defendants were negligent for failing to seek assistance from a consulting physician when problems or difficulties were noted during the circumcision procedure, the lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit doesn't specify how much the man is seeking in damages.
We're never going to the hospital again.