Published February 26, 2013
A U.K. man plans to sue the Salisbury hospital that removed the wrong testicle during surgery to remove a cancerous one, metro.co.uk reported.
The man, whose name has not been identified for privacy reasons, is 48. The doctor realized his mistake about 40 minutes into the surgery – so he froze the healthy one and found a plastic surgeon.
However, the plastic surgeon was not able to reattach the healthy testicle.
Now, the patient is afraid he is infertile and will not be able to have the family he wants.
The man, from Wiltshire, said his attorney has taken the case into her hands.
Salisbury District Hospital admitted the incident happened, and that it has received notification of “pending legal action.”