A cancer patient, who had the wrong testicle removed during surgery, is to launch a claim for medical negligence compensation.
The forty eight year old, who has not been named, was admitted to the Salisbury District Hospital, to have a cancerous testicle removed.
However just forty minutes after the procedure was carried out, a doctor realised that the man’s healthy testicle had been removed by mistake.
The man, believed to be from the Wiltshire area had to endure remedial surgery, to try and rectify the error but it appears that he will no longer be able to father children.
He has now launched a claim for medical negligence compensation against the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, who manages the hospital, claiming that hospital staff had been negligent.
A spokesperson from the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, confirmed that legal action was pending and apologised for what they called a ‘regrettable incident’.
Just a few days ago it was being reported that the National Health Service Litigation Authority, who compensate victims of NHS errors, had paid out over £1 million in compensation to fifty six patients, who had had the wrong testicle removed during operations carried out over the last four year period.