Verdicts & Settlements

Judge to Confirm $4.6M Settlement for Botched Circumcision

A Los Angeles judge says he will approve a $4.6 million settlement in the botched circumcision of a week-old baby.

Judge Rex Heeseman says he will approve the deal reached with Miltex Inc. and its parent company for making a defective clamp that caused the accident, City News Service reports.

The boy’s mother, Melanie Hall, took her son to a Los Angeles clinic in 2003 for the circumcision. The doctor had no malpractice insurance.

The family’s lawyer, Browne Greene, said in a statement that medical malpractice statutes appeared to limit recovery in the case to $250,000, but the child will recover more as a result of “extraordinary research, diligent work-up, creative lawyering and hundreds of hours of hard work.”

“In the process of this litigation, we also have exposed a danger to children which we hope to eradicate by the effects of this litigation and settlement,” he said.

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