Man sues after doctors mislay wrong testicle

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $870,000 to a male whose surgeon private a wrong testicle.

Steven Haines, 54, sued Dr. V. Spencer Long, whom Haines went to see in 2013 after pang pain in his right testicle for 15 years. According to The Washington Post, an ultrasound suggested that a testicle had atrophied after repairs from a prior injury, and surgical dismissal of a testicle was scheduled to assistance assuage Hanes’s pain.

Long achieved a operation, famous as orchiectomy, during J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon — though private Haines’ healthy left testicle instead of a shop-worn right one.

A Huntingdon County jury on Wednesday found Long was “recklessly indifferent” and awarded Haines $620,000 for pain and pang and $250,000 in punitive damages. Long declined to criticism after a verdict. 

Haines’ attorney, Braden Lepisto, told The Washington Post that to this day, “it’s still not totally clear” how a mistake occurred.

“The alloy gave an reason that unequivocally done no anatomical or medical sense,” Lepisto told a newspaper. “He claimed that he private a testicle that was on a right side of a scrotum and a testicle had a spermatic cord that led to a left side of a body.

“Essentially, a alloy claimed that a testicles had switched sides during some point.”

The sanatorium told a Post that Long no longer works there.

Though disturbing, such cases in that surgeons work on a wrong physique partial are really rare. According to a 2006 research of scarcely 3 million operations, a rate of wrong-site surgery was 1 in 112,994 cases.

In 2014, one such box done headlines when a Texas male sued his doctors for mistakenly stealing his healthy kidney instead of his carcenogenic one. A identical box happened in 2013 when doctors during a distinguished hospital in New York City private a wrong kidney from a male who been on dialysis since of dual infirm kidneys.

Haines’ counsel says a male stays in pain, though has a “debilitating fear” of seeking serve diagnosis for his problem. The profession says Haines will need testosterone diagnosis for a rest of his life if he loses a remaining testicle.

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