Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LAW SUIT: Child Loses "Significant Portion" of Penis During Circumcision

According to a recent news report, parents in Carbon County PA have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for negligence, after a doctor cuts off a 0.3-inch portion of their child's penis, permanently scarring and disfiguring him. (Circumcision already permanently scars and disfigures, but this one would be particularly scar and disfigure beyond what is acceptable.)

The lawsuit names Dr. Stephen R. Glicken, who carried out the procedure on July 20th of last year, three days after the child's birth. Additionally it names Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton, Lehigh Valley Physician Group Hazleton and the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network as defendants.

The lawsuit alleges that the medical staff failed to transfer the partially amputated part of their son's penis on ice, causing it to be in a condition that would make its reattachment to be "unlikely to succeed and could result in additional complications."

The parents have been told that their child's penis will never have a normal appearance, and will never achieve the size it would have achieved otherwise.

Without medical or clinical indication, how is it that doctors can be performing surgery on healthy, non-consenting minors?

Let alone give parents any kind of "choice?"

Male infant circumcision carries risks.

The risks include infection, partial or full ablation, hemorrhage and even death.

Were this child's parents fully informed of these risks?

How is it conscionable that a child be put at these risks for elective, non-medical surgery?

The AAP and other American medical organizations whose members stand to gain from the procedure like to downplay the risks of male infant circumcision.

As much as they want to deny the risks even exist, the risks are real, and it's sad that people only get to hear about them when stories like these make the news.

It must be remembered that not all the botches and deaths make the news.

Doctors and hospitals have financial incentive to keep these stories under wraps, and they're not required to report their number of deaths and complications.

Is the AAP etc. actually counting?
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