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Can I Sue for Damages Over a Botched Circumcision In Arizona?

Published on March 11, 2022

Circumcision is a common procedure for cosmetic and religious purposes across the United States.  Nearly one in three men are circumcised.  Although circumcision is performed routinely, the decision to have the operation or perform a circumcision on an infant is profoundly personal and carries risks as with any medical procedure.

What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the removal of the penile foreskin for cosmetic and religious purposes. Errors during circumcision are rare; however, faulty or negligent circumcision can cause penile deformities or amputation and impaired penile function.  The victim of a circumcision error may suffer lifelong emotional trauma. 

What Injuries Can Be Caused By A Faulty or Negligent Circumcision?

Whether circumcision is performed for cosmetic or religious reasons, errors or lack of care when operating can lead to severe injury for the victim.  

Potential circumcision injuries can include the following:

  • Penile infection or infection surrounding the area of circumcision;
  • Urinary tract infection;
  • Pain, discomfort, inflammation, and infection of the penis and genitalia;
  • Meatal stenosis;
  • Blood loss at the operation site;
  • Bleeding in the urinary tract;
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring;
  • Impotence or erectile disfunction;
  • Insufficient or excessive removal of the foreskin;
  • Retraction of or concealment of the penis;
  • Necrosis of the penis;
  • Loss of the penis; or
  • Death.

How Do You Prove Negligence After Circumcision In Arizona?

The circumstances under which the circumcision was performed will significantly affect the outcome of any medical malpractice or personal injury case.  While a medical doctor is held to the standards of his or her peers within the profession, a religious figure without medical credentials may not be held to the same scrutiny.  

Medical malpractice cases are complex and challenging to prove regardless of the injury.  It is crucial to keep all medical records and correspondence from the circumcision.  Pictures, notes, and daily journal entries make excellent evidentiary records for medical malpractice or another personal injury lawsuit.

An experienced medical malpractice attorney will review this information with a team of professionals to solidify a negligence claim.  

What Compensation Is Available in an AZ Circumcision Lawsuit?

Should a medical malpractice claim prove successful, typical monetary damages are available to help the victim and his family reclaim their monetary losses and proceed through life without future accident-related financial burdens.

These may include:

  • The cost of corrective procedures;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • The loss of consortium; 
  • Mental and emotional trauma; and
  • Counseling or other types of services.

Contact a Phoenix Circumsison Attorney for More Information

If your son was the victim of medical malpractice, speak with an experienced attorney at Knapp & Roberts as soon as possible.  Learn your legal rights and have your questions answered before speaking with a hospital or legal representative seeking a quick settlement.  

Help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future by calling Knapp & Roberts today.  Our compassionate attorneys will assist you in holding those responsible for harming you or your loved one accountable.  Your consultation is confidential and at no cost to you.  


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