Accidental Vasectomy


A man who went in for a minor urological surgery has left with the ability to not have kids.

The Liverpool Echo broke the story that a man went in for surgery at Royal Liverpool Hospital and was the recipient of an accidental vasectomy.


Medical Director Dr. Peter Williams,

"we can confirm a patient who was scheduled to have a different minor urological procedure was wrongly given a vasectomy. We have apologised unreservedly to the patient and we are offering him our full support. We greatly regret the distress this has caused him."


Williams goes on to describe the episode as a "never event!"
Which apparently happens a lot:



The hospital has attempted to reverse the vasectomy so it is now a game of "is he or isn't he" as it pertains to the affects of the surgery.

Ian Cohen, clinical negligence lawyer at Slater & Gordon,

"this is a truly shocking and worrying case. From what we know there has been a catastrophic breakdown in procedure, as simple checks designed to ensure the correct operation is carried out on the right patient seem to have failed.
In a worst case scenario – sterility in a younger man with no children – the trust might be liable for a figure in excess of £100,000 in compensation."




Article Added: 2014-05-07



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