A botched circumcision at Bellevue Hospital filled a Manhattan infant’s first months with pain, a mom claims in court papers.
An intern circumcised Karina Collado’s baby boy without asking a day after his February 2015 birth, she said in a Manhattan Supreme Court filing.
The boy’s “deformed” penis has two holes on either side of his urethra and “significant” foreskin still attached, the mom charges.
Ironically, Bellevue was the same hospital where the renowned Dr. Lewis Sayre made outrageous claims that circumcision cured a boy’s paralyzed legs in 1870. While at Bellevue, Sayre also claimed to cure hernia, epilepsy, mental disorders, and hip-joint pain. Sayre’s promotion helped set America on the path of genital cutting of babies that still haunts us over 147 years later. Sayre was later elected as President of the American Medical Association.
The case will be heard before a judge to determine if the case can proceed due to a late notice of claim filed with NYC. (Bellevue is owned by the NEW YORK CITY HEALTH & HOSPITALS CORPORATION)