Man Who Was Accidentally Circumcised at Hospital Awarded $24,000

A man was circumcised accidentally.
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A man who was accidentally circumcised in a hospital mix-up has been awarded $24,000.

Terry Brazier, 70, visited Leicester Royal Infirmary in England for a bladder procedure, but he was mistaken for a different patient and circumcised instead. 

"They didn't know what to say when they found out they'd done it, they said they can't send me back to the ward and they needed to talk to me," Brazier told the Daily Star.

He also told the paper he was “distracted” while talking to staff and didn’t realize they were set to perform a different operation than the one planned.

The hospital has since apologized for the blunder.

“We remain deeply and genuinely sorry that this mistake occurred, and I would like to take this opportunity to once again apologize to Mr. Brazier,” Andrew Furlong, the medical director of the trust that runs the hospital, told the Star. 

“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."

He added: "Whilst money can never undo what happened, we hope this payment provides some compensation.”

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