A man in Alabama went to the hospital to have a routine circumcision procedure, but when he woke up, he had no penis at all. Now the man, whose name has not been made public, is suing the hospital where the apparently botched surgery took place, according to legal papers filed Tuesday in Alabama’s Jefferson County Court.
Not only did the man never give his okay for doctors to amputate his penis, when he awoke from anesthesia to find himself with no penis, neither doctors nor hospital officials gave him any reason why his whole male organ was removed, the lawsuit alleges.
The lawsuit names as defendants Baptist Health System, which does business as Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Urology Centers of Alabama PC and the Simon-Williamson Clinic PC. The suit filed by the alleged victim and his wife also targets two doctors, Vincent M. Bivins and Alan C. Aikens.
The plaintiff was under the care of one urologist at Urology Centers of Alabama, but a different doctor carried out the surgery, resulting in the man waking up without a penis, the lawsuit says.
The surgery took place sometime in June, says the lawsuit, which does not give a specific date for the alleged surgery that went horribly awry.