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A boy and his mother were awarded $2.3 million after too much tissue was allegedly removed in the boy’s circumcision, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution of March 30. The boy received $1.8 million of the sum for medical treatment and psychiatric counseling.
No punitive damages were awarded.
The article said the boy’s mother alleged that too much tissue was removed by surgeon Haiba Sonyika and that the boy’s pediatrician, Cheryl Kendall, did not return to the hospital when a nurse complained of excess bleeding. The suit claimed that the head of the penis could have been reattached with urological intervention.
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