BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) — A Birmingham hospital is disputing a man’s account that his penis was amputated at its facility.
Johnny Lee Banks and his wife filed the lawsuit this week against Drs. Vincent Michael Bivins and Alan Aikens, their medical groups and a hospital. Banks claims his penis was wrongly amputated during a circumcision last month and no one ever told him why.
In court documents, Princeton Baptist says there is no evidence that an amputation of Banks’ penis occurred at the facility. The hospital is asking that it be dismissed from the suit.
The lawsuit accuses the defendants of medical malpractice, negligence and other wrongdoing. It seeks an unspecified amount of money.
An attorney for two doctors accused in the lawsuit of amputating Banks’ penis also denied the allegations and asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.
The plaintiffs say the lawsuit filed July 22 is frivolous and designed to harm their reputations.
Banks’ attorney, John Graves, has said he stands by the allegations and doesn’t file frivolous lawsuits.
The lawsuit contends Banks went to the hospital last month for a circumcision and awoke following the operation without a penis. No one ever warned that amputation could result from the procedure or explained what happened, the suit said.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)