New: Judge dismisses lawsuit claiming man’s penis amputated during circumcision

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UPDATED 5:10 p.m. Friday 8/8/2014

An Alabama judge has thrown out a lawsuit that claims doctors amputated a man’s penis.

Johnny Lee Banks says doctors severed his penis during a botched circumcision.

The attorney for the doctors denies that either of his clients performed the operation.

He also says the date for the operation is not specified in the lawsuit.

Judge Jim Hughey dismissed the case, ruling the complaint was too vague.

“This is fabricated, and it is an outrage, and the public should be outraged. And it makes a mockery of our justice system,” says John P. Graves, the Plaintiff’s Attorney.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WVTM) – An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center and a number of other defendants after he says the hospital made a very big mistake.

The man and his wife filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming his penis was amputated without his permission.

According to the lawsuit, the man was scheduled to be circumcised last month in connection with health concerns.

When he awoke from the procedure, he discovered the amputation.

“Needless to say, our client is devastated, inconsolable, and the family’s suffering continues,” said John Graves, the family’s attorney.

The lawsuit claims the amputation was performed “without medical necessity or rationale,” and caused “additional/extended physical pain and suffering during his recovery, he was caused to remain in the hospital for an additional period while recovering from the amputation.”

“The only substantial comment made to the family was, ‘I didn’t do it,” Graves said.

The couple says they never gave consent to the amputation and were never warned.

“She wants to know why, why didn’t someone come get her at the hospital and tell her something was going wrong. She was there during the procedure. They could have told her, they could have asked her permission,” said Graves.

In response to the lawsuit, Baptist Health System sent WVTM the following statement:

“We have reviewed the allegations set forth in the Complaint against Baptist Health System, Inc., and find them to be non-meritorious. We intend to defend all counts aggressively. At this time, we cannot comment further on this pending litigation.”

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