Doctor, practice, hospital sued over allegedly botched circumcision

By Dan Harkins | Jul 15, 2015

A mother and her son are suing a doctor, his practice and a local hospital for a circumcision that allegedly left the boy bleeding and deformed.

Glenda Manning and her son, Marquese Robinson, filed a complaint July 14 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Lawrence Boysen, the University of Chicago Medical Center and OB/GYN Health Associates SC.

On July 19, 2007, Boysen performed a circumcision just after Robinson was born. Only a partial circumcision was done, the lawsuit states. As a result of the surgery, it continues, Robinson suffered "bleeding, deformation of the penis and other complications."

The doctor, his practice and the supervising hospital all are cited with carelessness and negligence for operating on Robinson in a way that caused him to bleed and have a deformed penis and failing to properly assess him; perform the surgery with the proper equipment; and properly perform the surgery.

As a result, Robinson suffered injury, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of a normal life and medical expenses.

The mother and son seek damages of more than $100,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by the Law Offices of Craig L. Manchik and Associates PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number illegible.

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