A man has been awarded almost $36,000 after a hospital mix-up left him with the snip by mistake.
Terry Brazier, 70, went in for a cystoscopy, which included a Botox injection into the bladder wall, reducing incontinence.
But he didn’t get that.
“I went in the surgery for some Botox and they ended up circumcising me,” he told the Daily Star.
“They didn’t know what to say when they found out they’d done it, they said they can’t send me back to the ward and they needed to talk to me.
“The nurse was at the side of me and we were talking so I didn’t know what was going on.
“It was a real surprise.”
Andrew Furlong, of University Hospitals Leicester said: “We remain deeply and genuinely sorry that this mistake occurred, and I would like to take this opportunity to once again apologise to Mr Brazier.”
“We take events like this very seriously and carried out a thorough investigation at the time to ensure that we learnt from this incident and do all we can to avoid it happening again. Whilst money can never undo what happened, we hope this payment provides some compensation.”
Mr Brazier was awarded £20,000.