A Pennsylvania man is $870,000 richer after a jury ruled his urologist committed "reckless indifference" when he removed the wrong testicle from his patient, PennLive.com reports.
Steven Hanes' right testicle had been causing him intense pain for 15 years. According to Fox 43, it was about half the size of the 54-year-old's left testicle. Hanes consulted urologist Dr. V. Spencer Long in 2013, and Long recommended removing the painful testicle.
But after the surgery, Long wrote in a report: "It appeared that the left testicle and cord may actually have been removed instead." A follow-up visit confirmed that.
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