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Man in Court Over Circumcision Mishap

A man, who claims his penis was permanently damaged after undergoing male circumcision, has dragged two doctors to court for professional negligence and misconduct that caused him permanent disability on to his penis.
A man, who claims his penis was permanently damaged after undergoing male circumcision, has dragged two doctors to court for professional negligence and misconduct that caused him permanent disability on to his penis.

 

Patrick Izimba has dragged Dr Francis Kakooza and Dr Edward Kunonya to High Court Kampala. He has also sued Medik Medical Centre located in Kawempe, Kampala where the doctors work.

 

He is is seeking court’s orders to compel the two doctors along with the health facility to pay him damages worth over 9 million shillings being money he lost towards treatment, transport and feeding on a special diet.

 

According to court records, the matter arose on May 20 this year after Izimba sought male circumcision services at Medik Medical Center. He claims he was attended to by Dr Kakooza under the supervision of Dr Kunonya, the proprietor of Medik Medical Centre after paying 20,000 shillings for the drugs.

 

Izimba alleges that during the operation, the doctors injected a drug directly on to his penis that made it to remain stiff for three consecutive days with continuous loss of blood until it turned dry and pale before finally turning dark despite repeated visits to the medical centre for daily dressing and treatment.

 

He claims that as a direct consequence of the misapplication and misdiagnosis of the injected drug, his penis sustained severe damage resulting into permanent disability.

 

The victim claims that upon releasing that the situation was unmanageable, the doctors took him to Mulago hospital where he was admitted and underwent treatment for a month before he was transferred to Comprehensive Rehabilitation Service Uganda where he spent three months undergoing further treatment including skin grafting and plastic surgery.

 

Court has now summoned the doctors together with the medical centre to file in their defense within 15 days before a hearing date can be fixed.

 

The case file has been allocated to Judge Yasin Nyanzi.

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