CHICAGO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cook County jury on Tuesday returned a verdict of $1,357,901.12 on behalf of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a partial amputation of the tip of his penis during a circumcision procedure performed when he was 12-hours-old.
The defendant, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Marc S. Feldstein, M.D., delivered Daniel Burden on October 4, 2007 at Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital. The following morning, while performing a circumcision on the child, a portion of the distal tip of Burden's penis was inadvertently amputated. The child was rushed to Children's Memorial Hospital where Pediatric Urologist Antonio Chaviano, M.D. successfully re-attached it.
Attorneys Timothy S. Tomasik and Daniel M. Kotin, of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC, represented the plaintiff. According to Kotin, "The defendants claimed that this was a known complication which could happen during a circumcision. But the truth is, it is the oldest surgical procedure known to man and the most common one performed on baby boys in America. If this was truly a known risk, then nobody would dare have a circumcision."
The jury heard that the child received fantastic follow-up care and his penis should be fully functional. However, he is left with moderate scarring and is at risk for altered nerve sensation in the affected area. Tomasik said, "I'm sure that Danny will be grateful that this injury was not as devastating as it could have been. But he will always be different, and that is something he has to live with for the rest of his life."
The defendants, Marc S. Feldstein, M.D. and Northwestern Women's Health Associates, S.C., were represented at trial by Ian Sherman of Dykema Gossett, PLLC. The judge was Circuit Court Judge Daniel Lynch. The case was tried from May 16 through May 28, 2013.
The case represents the first collaboration for Tomasik and Kotin, former partners at vaunted Chicago firms Clifford Law Office and Corboy & Demetrio, respectively. They launched their new firm, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, in April.
The Tomasik Kotin Kasserman firm is located at 10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2920, Chicago, Illinois 60603, 312 605 8800. The firm's website is www.tkklawfirm.com
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SOURCE Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC