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Family Wins $4.6M in Lawsuit After Circumcision Gone Wrong
As San Franciscans gear up to vote on whether or not circumcision should be banned, those opposed to the procedure may have a new victory to point to. After a botched circumcision in 2003 at a Los Angeles medical clinic, a family will receive $4.6 million in damages and lawyers' fees, reports the Long Beach Press Telegram.Melanie Hall, the mother of the boy who's circumcision went wrong, filed a lawsuit in 2007 against Miltex Inc. and its parent company, Integra Life Sciences Holding Corp., a company that makes devices used by doctors to perform circumcisions. In the suit, Hall alleged that the company was at fault for producing a product that didn't work properly, resulting in 85% of the tip of her son's penis being removed instead of only the foreskin:
"Because of the defective design of the circumcision clamp, there was no protection for the head of the penis and Dr. Pickett was unable to visualize the (head) when excising the foreskin," according to the plaintiffs' court papers filed regarding the settlement. "For this reason, an amputation to the (head) of plaintiff's penis occurred."
The boy is now eight, and according to court documents is going to need ongoing medical and psychological treatment.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.