Anthony Pickett

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Dr. Anthony C Pickett, MD is a male with 17 years of medical experience and practices in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Los Angeles, California.[1]. In 2003 Pickett performed a circumcision of a newborn that amputated 85% of his glans.[2]

On August 27th of 2012 the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) presented a new Policy Statement on Circumcision and Technical Report stating that "the benefits outweigh the risks", yet when it comes a complications like this one, the technical report states that "Financial costs of care, emotional tolls, or the need for future corrective surgery (with the attendant anesthetic risks, family stress, and expense) are unknown".[3]

Botched Circumcision

In 2003 Pickett circumcised a one week old baby with a Mogen clamp, amputating 85% of the glans. The boy will need yearly visits to a pediatric urologist and will continue to obtain psychiatric care to deal with the trauma of this incident and resultant surgeries. In addition, future surgery may be required as he grows older.

Pickett was not insured and was dismissed from the lawsuit. The lawsuit against Miltex Inc. and its parent company, Integra Life Sciences Holding Corp., for the case filed by Melanie Hall in February 2007, resulted in $4.6 million awarded to the family.[4]

References

  1. Vitals.com (2011-11-09). "Dr. Anthony Picket". http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Anthony_Pickett.html. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. CBS Local (2011-07-18). "Dr. Anthony Picket". http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/18/boys-family-to-receive-4-6m-for-botched-circumcision/. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. "Male Circumcision - Technical Report". Pediatrics 130 (3): e775. August 27th, 2012. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/3/e756.full. Retrieved 2012-11-12. "Financial costs of care, emotional tolls, or the need for future corrective surgery (with the attendant anesthetic risks, family stress, and expense) are unknown.". 
  4. CBS Local (2011-07-18). "Dr. Anthony Picket". http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/18/boys-family-to-receive-4-6m-for-botched-circumcision/. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
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