Man, 70, accidentally circumcised at hospital receives payout

An elderly man has been awarded $35,000 after a hospital accidentally gave him a circumcision.

Terry Brazier, 70, went to Leicester Royal Infirmary, in England, for a botox injection into his bladder in 2018 but instead medics mixed up his notes and circumcised him, The Leicester Mercury reports.

Mr Brazier was meant to be undergoing a cystoscopy, which is an examination of the bladder via the urethra.

The pensioner told The Mercury he’s had the procedure on his bladder three times before.

A file pic of surgical equipment. Terry Brazier, 70, went to hospital to undergo a a botox procedure on his bladder but instead received a circumcision by accident.
Terry Brazier was 'stunned' when doctors told him they had accidentally given him a circumcision. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

But this time around, he was kept back longer and that’s when he knew something was wrong.

“I’d been sat for longer than normal and the staff said the sister wanted to see me,” he explained.

Then staff told him he’d had the snip.

“In the end they came in and said to me ‘We’re very sorry, but we’ve circumcised you’ and I just said ‘Oh, have you?” he said.

“What else could I say? I was stunned, I couldn’t believe what they were telling me.”

University Hospitals Leicester’s Andrew Furlong apologised for the mix up.

“We remain deeply and genuinely sorry that this mistake occurred, and I would like to take this opportunity to once again apologise to Mr Brazier,” he said.

Mr Brazier is set to undergo a hip operation later this year but is planning on attending a private hospital.

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