Muncie Family Sues After Doctor Gives Baby Unwanted Circumcision

An Indiana medical malpractice trial will begin on Monday involving a Muncie family whose son underwent a circumcision surgery against their wishes.

The Delaware County medical error trial will begin on October 3, when a jury will hear both sides of the story. The mother of the baby boy in question will argue that her doctor knew that she did not approve of the procedure but went ahead with the unnecessary and elective surgery anyway. The physician defendant in the medical malpractice case, Dr. Michael Burt, said that he did not simply ignore the family’s wishes and force a circumcision on a baby.

The Muncie medical malpractice case was filed eight years ago. A similar lawsuit has already been settled with Ball Memorial Hospital where the birth of the child and the surgical error took place.

It is important to understand that medical malpractice cases don’t always involve a direct injury to the patient. While the alleged medical mistake above did not result in permanent damage to the child and did not injury the child, it will change the boy’s life significantly. In addition, the surgery was not necessary and was not wanted by the family.

Have you or a loved on been subjected to an unnecessary surgery or to a medical procedure that you did not agree to? You may have a medical malpractice case. Speak with an Indianapolis hospital error attorney today.
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Kimberly 12/26/2014 09:36 PM
I was taking regular allergy shots since February 2015. I started having severe reactions 3 months ago. They continued the shots but would restart them at a lower dose and work to higher doses with same results of reactions. I recently went for my shot only to find out I had been taking someone elses medication. I was alerted by the staff who was going to administer the shots. I was told it was no big deal all the shots are pretty much the same. Unfortunately , I kept having severe reactions and am now quite sick. I don't know if its all related but I don't know my rights. Can you advise ? Thank you
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PeacefullyIntact 10/03/2018 04:12 PM
Circumcision is an injury and causes permanent damage. Foreskin has function and IS needed.
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