Patient awarded $870K after urologist removes wrong testicle

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Takeaway

  • A Pennsylvania man was awarded $870,000 by a jury after his urologist removed the wrong testicle, the Washington Post reported.

Why this matters

  • Steven Haines, 54, suffered pain in his right testicle for 15 y, and sought care from the urologist in 2013.
  • The physician removed Haines' healthy left testicle.
  • The jury awarded Haines $620,000 for pain and suffering and $250,000 in punitive damages...