Los Angeles Botched Circumcision Attorneys
Representing Victims of Bris Injuries and Complications in Southern California
Important to many different religious faiths, cultures, and personal perspectives, circumcision is a common surgical procedure performed on newborn male babies. While circumcision has been called “one of the safest surgical procedures,” errors still 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 or bris procedures.
In 2011, our Los Angeles lawyers at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP secured a $4.6 million judgment against a company that manufactured a defective circumcision clamp. Whether a defective product, a negligent physician, or a careless religious practitioner caused your child to sustain serious circumcision-related injuries, we will take the time to investigate your case and put our vast resources to work for you.
Contact us today at (866) 634-4525 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. From our Santa Monica offices, we can meet you at whatever location is most convenient.
What Causes a Botched Bris or Circumcision?
According to the World Health Organization, at least one in three male babies are circumcised around the world, as this practice is common in a wide range of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian denominations. In the Jewish faith, circumcision is also known as a “bris,” and it is often performed by a Jewish religious expert called a mohel. These religious practitioners are required to receive extensive religious and medical training. However, the practice is not restricted to religious rituals alone: Many secular physicians are asked to perform circumcision shortly after birth in the hospital.
While the reasons for a bris complication can vary, circumcision errors are typically either caused by defective circumcision tools or by doctor and practitioner error. No matter what caused your child’s injury, we will dig deep to help you and your family fight for financial relief during this traumatic time.
Common circumcision errors can include:
- Circumcision on the wrong baby
- Not enough foreskin cut
- Too much foreskin cut
- Cuts into the penis tip
- Laceration of penile skin
- Excessive bleeding
- Urethral fistula
- Anesthesia errors
After suffering a circumcision error, some babies will need to undergo multiple surgeries (including skin grafts) to recover full 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 may need compensation to correct a circumcision error or help your child through the emotional damages caused by the botched circumcision. At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our injury lawyers have past experience recovering compensation for babies injured by circumcision errors.
We are dedicated to protecting clients who have been injured by negligence – and we understand that the stakes are raised even higher when children have been injured. Our entire staff puts their hearts into helping those children and their families and fighting on their behalf.
Don’t hesitate to contact us or call (866) 634-4525 for a free consultation today.
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