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David J. Llewellyn

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney.

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  1. Is penoscrotal web from circumcision surgery bad enough physical damage to sue over?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Jeffrey David Bohn
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    5. David J. Llewellyn
    5 lawyer answers

    This is indeed medical malpractice. It is, however, a fairly common result because many docs do not understand the penile skin system. I have handled a lot of these throughout the country and will be happy to speak with you if you will call me.

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  2. Can I sue a doctor for circumcising my son if they force me to sign a consent form while under duress?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David J. Llewellyn
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately this has happened. I represented a young man who was a victim of an unwanted circumcision under the same circumstances. The short answer is that generally medical personnel have a fiduciary duty to you and to your son. Therefore, they have a duty to get your consent when you have a clear mind. If you are under the influence of prescription drugs at the time and if they know it then the consent should be held to be invalid and you should be able to sue. However, it is best to...

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  3. My newborn son's circumcision went horribly wrong! What steps do i take next? can anything even be done?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lionel Stukes Lofton
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Matthew C Simon
    4. Scott Douglas Camassar
    5. Josh P Tolin
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This may or may not be malpractice. Only a review of the records and photographs of his penis will allow a definitive answer to be given. As others have said you should take good photos of his penis as it heals. I would do so every day. And keep a diary of his pain and suffering. Then you need a lawyer who understands circumcision issues. Most of my practice involves circumcision and I have done work in South Carolina before by being admitted pro hac vice (i.e. for a particular case)....

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  4. Hit after right turn buy car changing lanes.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Bill W. Crecelius Jr.
    2. David J. Llewellyn
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    4 lawyer answers

    It appears to me from the facts you state that you are not responsible and that the truck driver is at fault. If you were injured, please feel free to contact me.

  5. Do I have a medical malpractice case against MCG before I pursue it? If so how do I go about doing it?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Donald Curtis Kudler
    2. David J. Llewellyn
    3. Elmer H. Young III
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5 lawyer answers

    Whether or not you problem stems from malpractice depends very much upon how your injury occurred. A lawyer would have to know more facts before being able to tell you if there might be a case. I concentrate in medical malpractice cases and would be happy to speak with you.

  6. My 9 week old son had to have surgery again to try and fix his circumcision, if he is permanately damaged can a lawyer help?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Aaron L. Strimban
    3. David J. Llewellyn
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Gregory J. Brewer
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    If too much skin was removed, this was a serious injury and you should bring suit. I specialize in such suits and will be happy to speak with you at any time. I have tried or settled a number of suits here in Atlanta. Please contact me.

  7. Can I sue for emotinal and physical distress?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. David J. Llewellyn
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Clifford Douglas Gabel
    3 lawyer answers

    A review of his chart by an anesthesiologist would be in order. It does happened that general anesthetic is ineffective upon occasion. Was it a general anesthetic? Was it a local? Did they hear him complain of pain but proceeded anyway? These are important factors. In addition, why was he being circumcised? Rarely, if ever, does a 4 year old need a circumcision. The recommendation for circumcision may have been beneath the standard of care. You only have until his seventh birthday to...

  8. My baby is 7 months of age. He was circumcised when he was born. He now needs surgery again. Do I have a case for my baby?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth L. Shigley
    2. David J. Llewellyn
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Michael J. Helfand
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    I have extensive experience in this area. I would take my son to see Edwin Smith, M.D. in Atlanta. He is a pediatric urologist in whom I have confidence. Re-adherence of the inner foreskin to the glans penis is usually not malpractice. In fact it is quite common. Generally you don't need to have it surgically corrected as it will free up as the boy grows. But if the cut line has grown into the glans then you may well need to have it surgically separated. If a doctor says that the...

  9. Are there grounds for a legal case regarding a circumcision being done wrong?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Costas Andriotis
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David J. Llewellyn
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    4 lawyer answers

    Whether or not you have a case depends very much upon what is wrong. I cannot tell from your description what, if anything, is wrong. Often a newborn circumcision does not look like enough skin was taken off. However, the penis usually grows into the remaining skin as the boy grows and he ends up looking fully circumcised when he matures. In such a case you would not have a lawsuit. However, other times too much penile shaft skin is taken off and too little inner foreskin is removed,...

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  10. Can i sue a doctor for medical negligence for a cicumcision on an adult.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. David J. Llewellyn
    4 lawyer answers

    It is hard to say if you have a case without knowing more facts. When was the circumcision performed? What problems are you having? What specific warnings were given to you? Why couldn't you change your mind before proceeding? If your penis is now buried in your pubic fat pad or if your scrotum has been advanced down the shaft away from the body, then you probably have a case worth pursuing. These cases are not easy. I recommend consulting with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area....

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