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North Shore Family Awarded $1.5 Million For Botched Circumcision Of Newborn

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A North Shore family has won a lawsuit against a physician at Northwestern they say botched their son’s circumcision.

A jury has awarded more than $1.3 million to a 5-year-old boy and his north suburban family.

The family’s lawyer Dan Kotin says in 2007, when the boy was 12 hours old, a doctor at Northwestern inadvertently amputated the tip of the boy’s penis.

Kotin says the doctor missed at least three safety procedures that should’ve been followed.

And Kotin says the boy”…suffered the amputation of the top 40 percent of the head of his penis.”

The attorney for the doctor says the procedure was performed correctly and what happened was one of the unfortunate complications of a circumcision.

But Kotin says “If that were a known complication to a circumcision procedure, I suggest to you that nobody would dare have a circumcision done because it would be too risky.”