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Circumcision Clamp Makers Sued Over Amputated Penis

Law360, Los Angeles (April 22, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Companies associated with the production of a clamp used in performing circumcisions were hit with a product liability suit in Pennsylvania state court on Wednesday alleging that the medical instrument’s poor design led to the amputation of the tip of an infant’s penis.

California resident Victoria Hoekstra, the mother of a minor child, filed the suit against Misdom-Frank Corp. and related entities Sklar Corp. and Medco Group Inc., accusing the Pennsylvania-based companies of negligence and product liability in connection with the partial amputation of her week-old infant’s penis in 2010 in what was supposed to be a routine circumcision procedure, according...

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