Medical negligence compensation has been awarded to a 29-year-old man as a result of failures to diagnose an undescended testicle.
The £25,000 medical negligence compensation award will be used by the man and his partner to pay for IVF treatment, as complications caused by the undescended testicle mean he suffers from a very low sperm count.
"Most men have 20m sperm cells but I have only three, not three million, just three," he explained.
However, the cause of his low fertility only came to light after his personal injury solicitor looked into investigating the possibility of making a delayed treatment claim relating to an incident in which the 29-year-old fell onto a bollard, rupturing his urethra.
The claimant commented, "This is one of these ironic cases. Had the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital dealt with the delay in treatment for the bollard and possibly given a small amount of compensation for that we wouldn't have had to dig into the undescended testicle issue. Their litigation issues actually caused them their own problem."
The medical negligence compensation claim was settled out of court.
Published on 2009-03-18 16:39:00
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