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Motion Filed To Dismiss Alabama Penis Amputation Lawsuit

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2 Alabama doctors are accused of amputating a man's penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

2 Alabama doctors are accused of amputating a man’s penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man’s penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.

Attorney Mike Florie says his clients, Dr. Michael Bivins and Dr. Alan Aikens, never performed a circumcision on Johnny Lee Banks Jr. that involved the removal of tissue or the amputation of the man’s penis. He said the suit’s claims are false.

Banks’ attorney, John Graves, filed the lawsuit on July 22, accusing the doctors and their medical groups of malpractice, negligence and other wrongdoing. It seeks an unspecified amount of money.

Graves says he stands firmly by the allegations but would not comment on specifics of the case.

“I don’t file frivolous lawsuits,” he said.

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