Last year, a 4-year-old American boy had swelling in his groin, neither red nor painful, that was worse at night. His parents are reportedly taking him to Texas Children’s Hospital The Sacramento Bee. He is being examined by urologist Susan L. Jazosz, who diagnoses a hernia and suggests laparoscopic surgery to remove it, scheduled for August 4, 2021, citing the filing of the complaint. Only during the procedure, which is performed without major incisions, with cameras inserted into the body, did she also accidentally remove a semen duct.
An accidental vasectomy
When the hernia was removed, it was sent to the hospital laboratory for analysis. The report showed that a duct had also been accidentally removed, resulting in a partial and unintentional vasectomy for the little boy. “Things are expected to happen in life, but not unnecessarily at the hands of a surgeon who simply cuts out the wrong piece of anatomy could affect this little boy for the rest of his life.” It’s not a common mistake at all. Before a doctor cuts out any part of the anatomy, he must clearly identify what that part is and then cut. Here the doctor failed to identify exactly the part that needed to be cut.”, family attorney Randy Sorrels told Fox4News. No other similar mistake will Dr. Attributed to Jazosz.
The parents were informed of the surgeon’s mistake and the hospital advised them to tell their son what happened when he is old enough to understand. They were also told it could reduce their fertility. “So parents now face the difficult task of explaining this to their son at the appropriate age”summarizes the submitted process application.
Family sues hospital
Due to the fertility problems that this partial vasectomy could cause, the now 5-year-old boy’s parents decided to sue the hospital. They want to get reparation and financial compensation for it “His future medical expenses, future mental pain and anguish, future disfigurement, physical impairment, and future fertility treatment expenses”. Aside from having to explain to his prospective partner that he may not be able to have a child if he wants to have one, medically assisted reproduction (MAP) in the United States is systematically affordable extremely expensive. Gold, “These are considerations that a typical 4-year-old doesn’t have”, the representatives of the family recall. She is therefore demanding compensation of between 250,000 and 1 million dollars (i.e. between 236,393 and 945,570 euros).
In a statement, the hospital simply said: “Texas Children’s Hospital’s top priority is the health and well-being of our patients. Due to medical confidentiality, we are unable to comment.”
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