Judge Tosses Suit Over Circumcision


By Alabama News Network

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A judge is dismissing a lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who claims a botched circumcision resulted in the amputation of his penis.

Circuit Judge Jim Hughey III ruled Thursday that a suit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. isn't specific enough.

Hughey says the man's lawyer can file the suit again after reviewing medical records and filling in details including dates.

Banks and his wife sued Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham plus physicians Michael Bivins and Alan Aikens and their employers.

Lawyers for the doctors and hospital claim the medical procedure alleged in the suit never happened. And they predict the lawsuit will be dismissed again.

The defense also is seeking professional sanctions against Banks' lawyer for filing the lawsuit, but the judge says the request is premature.

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