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$31M Awarded to Boy After Botched Circumcision

A team of medical professionals was found liable
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
A stock photo of a surgery.   (Getty/Morsa Images)

(Newser) – A Georgia boy has been given a multi-million dollar award after a botched circumcision left him disfigured permanently just days after his birth. Per the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the unnamed boy was awarded $31 million by a Clayton County jury on Friday. The boy's family had filed suit against Life Cycle Pediatrics in Riverdale after part of his penis was severed in the October 2013 procedure. The family's attorney argued the boy has a lifetime of anguish to deal with thanks to the error, for which a nurse midwife and physician have been found liable. (Meanwhile, lawmakers in Iceland are poised to ban the practice of circumcision altogether.)

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