Doctors at a US hospital are accused of amputating a man’s penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.
Johnny Lee Banks, of Birmingham, Alabama, and his wife sued the facility for medical malpractice on Tuesday, seeking an unspecified amount.
The lawsuit says Banks came round from an operation to remove his foreskin at Princeton Baptist Medical Center last month, only to find his manhood had been removed.
The claim says he has experienced intense pain as a result, and that his wife, Zelda Banks, is also suffering.
The Birmingham hospital and two doctors are among defendants named in the legal action.
The hospital said in a statement to Sky News: “We have reviewed the allegations … and find them to be non-meritorious. We intend to defend all counts aggressively.”
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