Doctors circumcise elderly man by mistake

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70 year old Terry Brazier got more than what he expected when doctors circumcised him by mistake.

He was at a hospital in England for cystoscopy, a procedure that allows doctors to examine the lining of the bladder and the tube that carries urine out of the body.

“They didn’t know what to say when they found out they’d done it.”

– Terry Brazier

The elderly man says he did not realise what was going on during the procedure as he was distracted talking to the hospital stuff. He claims, “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 was really surprised when he found out what had happened to him.

The medical director of the University Hospitals of Leicester, Andrew Furlong said in a statement, “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.”

The statement continued, “We take events like this very seriously and carried out a thorough investigation at the time to ensure that we learned from this incident and do all we can to avoid it happening again. While money can never undo what happened, we hope this payment provides some compensation.”

Brazier reportedly received over R350 000 as compensation for the mix-up.

Do you think the money was enough for the mistake?

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Mzwakhe Ndlovu

Mzwakhe is a MzansiNewsLive Journalist located in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.