In August of last year, a four-year-old boy with a hernia was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
He was to receive the so-called endoscopy, which according to great norwegian encyclopedia It is a surgical procedure performed by inserting instruments into the abdominal cavity through narrow tubes.
The surgeon accidentally cut the baby’s spermatic cord.
His family is now suing the hospital, according to local channel Click2Houston.
The family is asking for $1 million, roughly ten million kronor, in compensation.
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According to ABC13, the lawsuit states that after the accident the boy will suffer from fertility problems for the rest of his life.
He will receive medical expenses, future pain, mental disorders, future disfigurement, physical impairment, and future expenses for fertility treatments, she said.
The site writes that the surgeon and the hospital’s risk group apologized for the accident, then informed the family of the potential short- and long-term consequences it could lead to.
Despite the apology, he did not take full responsibility. The parents now face the difficult task of telling the son about this when he reaches an appropriate age, the lawsuit says.
can not comment
Family attorney Randy Sorrells told Fox4 that such incidents are extremely rare.
Before a doctor cuts or cuts a part of the body, he must first identify the part – and then cut it. Here, the doctor was unable to correctly identify the part, he said.
The sterilization process can be reversed, but then the boy will have to have surgery again. It gives the so-called re-fertilization according to medicine today Fertility is not 100% guaranteed.
In a press release, the hospital wrote this about the incident:
Texas Children’s Hospital’s priority is the health and well-being of our patients. Due to patient privacy requirements, we cannot comment.
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