Circumcision has been called "one of the safest surgical procedures." Why, then, was your baby injured?
Errors occur in up to 0.6 percent of circumcisions. That number may seem small until you realize that 60 percent of U.S. babies — nearly 2.4 million — are circumcised every year. Doing the math, that means that up to 14,400 babies are injured every year in botched circumcisions.
In 2011, GB&W secured a $4.6 million judgment against a company that manufactured a defective circumcision clamp. We'll put the same resources to work for you. Contact us to discuss your baby's injury.
Circumcision errors can be caused by defective circumcision scalpels and clamps and/or doctor error. In our 2011 case, the doctor was negligent, but did not have insurance to cover all of the baby's injuries. Our Los Angeles attorneys dug deeper and found that the doctor used a defective clamp. No matter what caused your injury, we will dig deep to help you and your baby fight for financial relief during this traumatic time.
Common Circumcision Errors
Errors can include:
- Circumcision on the wrong baby
- Not enough foreskin cut
- Too much foreskin cut
- Cuts into the penis tip and laceration of penile skin
- Excessive bleeding
- Concealed penis
- Urethral fistula
- Anesthesia errors
Some babies will need to undergo multiple surgeries, including skin grafts, to recover use of their penis. Some will develop infections that can lead to penile amputations or kill them if left untreated. Others will never be able to have an erection because of circumcision errors. A child injured during circumcision may face psychological trauma now and in the future.
Money for Your Child's Injury, Medical Costs and Therapy
You need compensation to correct the error or help your child through the emotional damages caused by the botched circumcision. Our injury lawyers have experience recovering compensation for babies injured by circumcision errors.
We are dedicated to protecting clients who have been injured by negligence. The stakes are raised when children have been injured. Our entire staff puts their hearts into helping those children and their families. If your child has been injured by a botched circumcision, contact us.