Friday, July 13, 2012

MASSACHUSETTS: Parents win $700,000 for their emotional distress at botched circumcision

Mass. Lawyers Weekly
June 21, 2012

Infant sustains partial amputation during bris

Parents say they suffered severe emotional distress; $700,000 settlement
[So how much will the baby - and the man - get for his emotional distress?]
An 8-day-old baby suffered an amputation of a portion of the ventral glans of his penis at a Jewish brit milah circumcision ceremony, or bris, at a private residence. The plaintiffs maintained that the doctor/mohel was negligent in his performance of the procedure.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting article. Unfortunately it is behind a subscription wall.

    A much better free version is available at:

    Unfortunately it is not clear what, if any, money was given to the baby - presumably in trust.