Italian hospital ordered to pay for chopping off wrong testicle

Something went wrong when a man went into a hospital in northern Italy for a routine unilateral orchiectomy (removal of one testicle) six years ago.

A surgeon accidentally removed the 27-year-old  patient’s healthy right testicle, realized his mistake and then took out the left one as well – it had a tumor. Now, six years on, the victim of the botched surgery is being awarded damages. How much does one get in northern Italy for an accidental castration? It must be in the tens of millions at least, right?

Wrong! Apparently, losing the wrong nut was only worth 180,000 euro – manifestly inadequate, much? []


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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    27 August 2010 at 8:41 pm
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