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Rolling Meadows Circumcision Error Attorneys

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Lawyers for Infant Surgical Mistakes in Cook County

According to recent estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of circumcision for newborn boys in the United States is on the decline. Between 1980 and 2010, the male circumcision rate dropped from about 65 percent to roughly 58 percent, and many experts believe that the rate has continued to fall since, though government statistics are not yet available to substantiate that claim.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we know that most circumcision procedures are completed in compliance with the prevailing medical standards, and the baby heals properly in a reasonable amount of time. Sometimes, however, errors made by medical staff cause serious problems and possible long-term complications. If your child has suffered excessive injuries as a result of a wrongful or botched circumcision, our attorneys can help you explore your options for seeking relief.

Circumcision Performed Without Permission in Lake County

The decision to have your baby boy circumcised is one that is extremely personal and may be based on a number of factors, including religious beliefs and personal hygiene. There are very few, if any, situations in which a delivery room doctor or the hospital should circumcise a baby without the parents' consent. If your newborn was circumcised without your consent or an appropriate medical justification, you may be able to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss the circumstances of the baby's birth and the procedure to determine if compensation might be justified.

Wheeling Counsel for Circumcision Mistakes

Assuming that you gave your consent for your baby to be circumcised, you have the right to expect the doctors and medical staff to perform the procedure in accordance with current medical standards. Substandard care or mistakes made during the procedure could be considered to be medical malpractice and could result in serious injuries to your child.

Common errors made during circumcision include:

  • Removal of more skin than is necessary, which could result in excessive bleeding, extended or improper healing, and corrective action that could alter the effects of puberty;
  • Laceration or partial amputation of the tip of the penis (glans penis), which could lead to disfigurement, necrosis, or the loss of the glans; and
  • Trapping or "burying" the penis, which means that the penis becomes trapped in the pubic fat pad. Freeing the penis generally requires additional surgery.

Depending on the circumstances of the injury, corrective surgeries may be performed immediately or down the road. If certain injuries are not addressed right away, however, the child could experience permanent disfigurement and issues with physical development.

Building a Case for Compensation

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we understand that every situation is different and that there is no such thing as a "standard" circumcision error case. With that in mind, we will conduct a full investigation into the details of your child's birth, circumcision, and resulting injuries to determine what happened and which party or parties may be held liable. We also work closely with a network of board-certified medical professionals whose expertise could be crucial in proving that the injuries were caused by medical negligence. Our attorneys will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf in pursuit of a fair settlement, but we are fully prepared to litigate your case in court if necessary.

Call a Cook County Birth Injury Lawyer

For more information about seeking compensation for a wrongful or botched circumcision, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free phone consultation and case evaluation today. We serve clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and the rest of Northern Illinois.

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