Medical Mistake - Man Given Accidental Vasectomy
A man in Liverpool, England recently went in for a routine urological procedure, and when he went under the knife, the surgeon made a mistake and performed a full vasectomy.
The Royal Liverpool Hospital has held nothing back in apologizing to the man, and they have attempted to reverse the procedure (an operation that is only 55% successful). The event is what health officials call a “never” event, meaning performing the wrong procedure should never happen because it is a careless mistake. Yet, the wrong procedures were performed on 148 patients between April and September of last year, according to NHS England.
An investigation is currently underway, and the operating surgeon has been suspended. While this specific incident happened overseas, this kind of medical mistake happens regularly here in American hospitals as well. If you have been injured by a surgeon, or if you have suffered through the wrong medical procedure, the medical malpractice attorneys at Wagner Reese can assist you with your recovery. Call us at (888) 204-8440 for more information about how we can help secure the compensation you deserve.