And finally… balls up
A man has been awarded a six-figure sum after a surgeon left him with one testicle — the one he was meant to remove.
Steven Haines, 54, had been suffering from pain in his testicle for 15 years.
In 2013 he approached urologist Dr Spencer Long for help.
However, Dr Long removed the wrong testicle during surgery.
Now a jury in Pennsylvania has sided with Mr Haines, resulting in an award of $870,000.
The jury found the doctor to have been “recklessly indifferent” in removing the healthy testicle.
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