Muncie Family Sues After Doctor Gives Baby Unwanted Circumcision
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.