A man who went to an Alabama hospital to get circumcised was left with an amputated penis instead … and now he has filed a lawsuit.
The man and his wife filed the suit on Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham, Ala., naming the hospital, Alabama Urology Centers, the Simon-Williamson Clinic and two doctors as defendants.
According to the suit, the man was being treated at the Alabama Urology Centers, and another doctor performed the surgery in June.
However, ‘when the plaintiff … awoke from his aforesaid surgical procedure, his penis was amputated,’ the man’s lawyer John P. Graves claims in the lawsuit, adding that the plaintiffs ‘never gave consent for the complete or partial amputation of [his] penis.’
Graves also claims that neither the man nor his wife was informed about the risk involved in the circumcision procedure … and he was never given a reason why his penis was amputated. The man also claims to have suffered an extended painful stay recovering in hospital, which has caused him to spend more money. His wife also claims loss of consortium.
The man and his wife are seeking unspecified damages.