My penis was amputated by mistake, says US man

Jul 27, 2014, 07:35 IST | Agencies

Admitted for a circumcision, differently-abled man finds manhood missing post surgery

Alabama: An Alabama man admitted himself to the hospital for a circumcision but found his penis amputated after the surgery.

In a lawsuit filed in the state court, 56-year-old Johnny Lee Banks Jr has stated that the doctors at the Princeton Baptist Medical Centre in Birmingham, Alabama, had not told him why it had been necessary to remove his penis. “My client is devastated,” said Banks’ attorney John Graves.

Banks, who is married and does not work due to a disability, couldn’t recall the precise date of the incident but believed it occurred in June, his attorney said.

However, the hospital’s parent company said the allegations were baseless. “We intend to defend all counts aggressively,” Kate DeWitt Darden, spokeswoman for Baptist Health System said.

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