More than £1million in damages have been paid out by the NHS to men who have had the wrong testicle removed by surgeons.
In the last four years there have been 56 successful claims made by men who have been affected by medical blunders, according to the National Health Service Litigation Authority.
In most cases the men didn’t need surgery at all and in others surgeons also had to remove the second testicle.
At no extra charge!
At least we finally learn the value of a man’s gonad:
The NHS normally pays out around £20,000 if the wrong testicle has been removed.
What does it cost to remove the correct one?
I wonder if the members (get it?) of Congress would care to put ObamaCare up for a revote after reading this story.
‘But the NHS needs to do more to really tackle these events. The NHS Commissioning Board is now setting up a taskforce to eradicate these never events from NHS surgery.’
What would the call the taskforce? The Ball Board? The Castration Commission? Negating Unnecessary Testicle Surgery (NUTS)?