Sexual Health

Judge dismisses lawsuit in alleged genital amputation case

A judge has ruled to dismiss a lawsuit claiming a man went in for a circumcision and awoke in the hospital with his penis amputated, reported.

Judge Jim Hughey III said he will allow the plaintiff's attorney to review 3,000 to 4,000 pages of his client's medical records. The plaintiff's legal team will have 30 days to submit an amended complaint after reviewing the medical records.

Hughey added that the court will address a motion for sanctions against the plaintiff's attorney at a later date.

Last week, an attorney for two Alabama doctors named in the suit filed a motion seeking to dismiss the claims.

Attorney Mike Florie said his clients, Dr. Michael Bivins and Dr. Alan Aikens, never performed a circumcision on plaintiff Johnny Lee Banks Jr. that involved the removal of tissue or the amputation of the man's penis. He said the suit's claims are false.

Banks' attorney, John Graves, filed the lawsuit on July 22, accusing the doctors, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Urology Centers of Alabama, and Simon-Williamson Clinic of malpractice, negligence and other wrongdoing. It seeks an unspecified amount of money.

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