A Clayton county mother is suing Life Cycle OB/GYN & Pediatrics after the entire end of her son's penis was amputated during a routine circumcision.
Stacie Willis says, "I was in disbelief." She says she had concerns about the procedure being done at the clinic rather than the hospital but the staff at Life Cycle OB/GYN & Pediatrics in Riverdale assured her it was safe.
Instead of removing only the foreskin, a nurse midwife allegedly amputated the entire top of the infant's penis. Attorney Jonathon Johnson says following the procedure the amputated part of the penis was not retained and the infant was released to his mother's care.
The little boy continued to bleed and was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care. Willis took her son to a pediatric urologist and that is when she learned what had happened. She was told the severed portion could not be re-attached or repaired. The child's urethra was also cut.
"No child deserves to go through this," says Willis. She says she feels like his whole life was stolen. "You are looking at a child who may never want to have a girlfriend, may never want to have kids or never want to be married, may be depressed, suicidal, you know a bully or someone may want to bully him, these are the things I have to face," says Willis.
A lawsuit has been filed in Clayton county State court seeking millions in damages.