Man awarded £20k compensation after accidental circumcision

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Terry Brazier attended Leicester Royal Infirmary for a routine botox injection in his bladder. However, he was told afterwards that as a result of a mix-up, he had in fact been circumcised.

The hospital waited two hours before they broke the news to Mr Brazier. They told him they were “deeply and genuinely sorry.”

The fault was documented as a “never event”. This describes a serious and preventable incident that jeopardises patient safety and would not have happened had the correct preventative measures been in place.

This was one of eight “never events” made by Leicester’s Hospitals in 2018.

Michele Benjamin, a chartered legal executive lawyer in the Medical Negligence team at Ashton’s Legal, comments: “We are receiving increasing numbers of never event cases within our medical injury team whereby catastrophic failures could have easily been avoided. In this particular case, things could have been a lot worse and whilst money does not cancel out what has happened, remuneration does help provide some compensation.”

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