Expectant parents have a lot to think about and discuss as they wait for the arrival of their little ones. If parents know that they are expecting a baby boy, the question of whether or not to circumcise him is right up there on the list of things to consider. Parents who decide to circumcise must also decide when to do so.
Many circumcisions are successful, but it is important to remember that circumcision is a surgery, and all surgeries do carry some degree of risk. In the case of circumcision, if the surgery is performed incorrectly, it can have painful, lifelong consequences for the patient. Many people are not aware of the risks associated with circumcision. The types of injuries that can be caused by improperly performed circumcisions include infection, stroke, disfigurement, damage to the urethra, and even death. The incidence of circumcisions is not as low as one might expect for such a common procedure, with one out of every five hundred circumcisions resulting in severe complications.
There are many things that can go wrong when surgeons are operating on such a small part of a tiny baby. A few of the things that can cause complications after a circumcision are defective circumcision clamps and errors made by pediatricians, anesthesiologists, and other medical professionals who performed the procedure. Another type of error that can happen during a circumcision is the removal of too much skin or not enough skin. Additionally, circumcision is not safe for all little boys. The doctors and surgeons who perform circumcisions should know how to recognize situations in which it is important to defer to the expertise of a pediatric urologist who can assess the situation further and determine whether or not it would be safe to perform the operation on a specific patient. Unfortunately, while pediatric urologists can be helpful in recognizing situations in which circumcision would not be advisable or safe, these highly specialized doctors, do occasionally make mistakes that result in injury.
Giddens Law Firm, P.A.: Mississippi Birth Injury Attorneys
When a male circumcision goes awry, the results can include serious injury, disfigurement, intense pain and suffering, and, in some cases, even death. Since boys are often circumcised when they are very young, sometimes within hours or days of being born, circumcision-related injuries can be extremely traumatic for both the baby and his parents. If your child was hurt or killed as the result of an improperly performed circumcision or from complications resulting from circumcision, the Mississippi Birth Injury Attorneys at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. are here to help you and your family obtain the recovery that you deserve. To learn more about how we can assist you in pursuing a claim for damages resulting from a botched circumcision or other birth injury, please call our office today at (601) 355-2022.