Thursday 27 November 2014

Man claims penis 'cut off' during routine operation

David Usborne, New York

Published 26/07/2014 | 02:30

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AN American man is suing a hospital where he claims doctors cut off his penis during an operation.

PATIENT Johnny Lee Banks made the discovery after he came round from an anaesthetic after what should have been a routine circumcision at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

"When the plaintiff woke from his aforesaid surgical procedure, his penis was amputated," the lawsuit states.

It goes on to contend that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Centre in Birmingham has been able to explain why it had become necessary to remove the entire organ rather than just the foreskin as he had expected.

"My client is devastated," said John Graves, a lawyer for Mr Banks. The lawsuit names two doctors as defendants in the suit as well as the facility attached to the hospital that was responsible.

The two doctors deny the claims. (© Independent News Service)

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