Man sues after US doctors 'amputate his penis'

A man is suing a hospital in the US after they allegedly amputated his penis, Reuters reports.

The man is suing the hospital for an undisclosed sum. Credit: PA

Johnny Lee Banks Jr, 56, claims he went into the Princeton Baptist Medical Centre in Alabama for a circumcision operation but awoke to find his genitals were no longer there.

His lawyer John Graves said Mr Banks, who is married, was not told why it had been necessary to remove it and is "devastated."

A spokeswoman for the hospital said Banks' allegations were without merit and they intended to defend themselves "aggressively."