Man Circumcised In Hospital Mix-Up Offered £20K Payout - TNBC UK

The victim was mistakenly circumcised when he went to a hospital for a routine basis bladder operation has been compensated £20,000. 

Terry Brazier was denote to be having botox injected in his bladder, when he went inside Operation Theatre for medical aid at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

However, something went wrong there and afterwards he was informed, “sorry, but we’ve circumcised you.”

The hospital authority said that it was “deeply and genuinely sorry.”

70-year-old Terry Brazier said that he was left waiting for 2-hour until they announced the news and he replied: “Oh, have you?”

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

Hence, this error was enlisted as a “never event”, which is serious, and preventable safety incident that shouldn’t take place if the available preventative measures are imposed. 

It was alleged one of eight made by the hospital in 2018, informed the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Mr. Brazier said that he has decided to take legal action against the hospital to carry out the necessary steps.   

Terry Brazier is from Hinckley, was quoted saying, “There’s been the jokes but there is a serious side to all of this,” adding that “it could have been even worse for someone else, someone could end up having the wrong body part amputated.”

The grandfather of the two continued that “this shouldn’t have happened and more importantly I don’t want it to happen again.”

“You go into hospital and put your trust in these people, you don’t expect mistakes to be made, especially not one like this,” he added.

University Hospitals of Leicester’s Medical Director Andrew Furlong said that “we take events like this very seriously and carried out a thorough investigation at the time to ensure that we learnt from this incident and do all we can to avoid it happening again.”

“Whilst money can never undo what happened, we hope this payment provides some compensation,” said Furlong. 

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