Ga. Jury Awards $31M In Botched Circumcision Suit

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A Georgia state jury has awarded $31 million in a suit accusing health care providers of negligently performing an infant's circumcision, causing the tip of the baby's penis to be amputated.

Following a two-week trial and about four hours of deliberation, the Clayton County jury determined on Friday that certified nurse midwife Melissa Jones negligently performed the procedure on the baby that caused the amputation of the tip of the 18-day-old infant's penis. The suit claimed Jones and Dr. Brian Register, an obstetrician-gynecologist called in to help after the botched procedure, failed to properly inform the baby's mother, Stacie Willis, about...

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