Removing testicle by mistake in only a fine and not cancellation of license


eMediNexus    27 January 2018

A series of NHS blunders have caused 137 men to lose one of their testicles in the past six years ending with £2.8 million in compensation - around £20,000 each. The NHS typically pays out around £20,000 when it admits it is at fault for leaving men as monorchid - the medical term for having just one testicle. But payments for removing a man’s only healthy testicle in a surgical mix-up can be around £70,000 as the individual gets compensation for being left infertile. Often the compensation figure includes a sum to pay for cosmetic surgery to provide the men with a false testicle.

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