A Georgia jury has determined that the family of a baby who had a medical mishap during a circumcision should be awarded over $30 million in damages.
The attorney’s family asked for $100 million.
In October 2013, baby DJ was given a circumcision surgery conducted by a midwife. According to the lawsuit, after the procedure was finished, the medical staff said the “very tip of the glans had been severed during circumcision.” His family claims there was severe bleeding.
DJ’s family filed a lawsuit against the Life Cycle Pediatrics, Life Cycle OB/GYN, and several people that were a part of the medical staff.
The family argued the newborn should have immediately undergone emergency surgery or a tissue transplant they said that didn’t happen.
For nearly two weeks, lawyers for all seven defendants — three clinics, three doctors and the midwife who performed the procedure — argued their clients had a minimal role in the incident. They blamed a chain of miscommunication that led the doctors and clinic owners to believe the infant only had a small cut after the procedure not a life-changing injury.