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Parents sue over botched circumcision

The tip of an infants glans penis was amputated during a circumcision and he required surgery to repair his urethra. The parents sued for medical malpractice but lost the case because doctors agreed that the boy would not suffer any permanent damage. Also, the boy probably had a congenital deformity (chordee) which is difficult to diagnose but can cause complication during circumcision.

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About: Parents sue over botched circumcision

Date: September 2004

URL: http://www.momedicallaw.com/archives/pdf/mlrmo/mlrmo200409.pdf Source Missouri Medical Law Report

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Malpractice
  • Malpractice and circumcision
  • Malpractice and congenital deformity
  • Malpractice and chrodee
  • Malpractice and congenital deformity
  • Congenital deformity
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and circumcision
  • Undiagnosed and Chordee

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