Man Gets Accidental Vasectomy After Doctors Operate On Wrong Site

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Date: May 6th, 2014

rlUK – A British man who was scheduled to have a different procedure might not be able to have children after doctors operated on the “wrong site.”

The Telegraph reports that the incident occurred at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which is affiliated with the National Health Service, Britain’s public healthcare system.

“We can confirm a patient who was scheduled to have a different minor urological procedure was wrongly given a vasectomy,” RLUH medical director Dr. Peter Williams said in a statement.

The National Health Service has come under fire for medical mishaps before. In December 2013, the Telegraph reported that more than 150 patients had suffered from botched procedures over a six-month period, according to official statistics.

In 37 of those cases, patients underwent surgery on the wrong part of the body, including a woman who had her fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix.  More

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