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First Personal Injury Lawyers specialise in compensation claims in the event of losing a testicle due to negligence. We can assist wherever you are based and can provide advice on all aspects of clinical and medical negligence.

A claim for negligence may arise if a medical professional fails to diagnose a specific condition and due to negligence, it leads to a patient losing their testicle unnecessarily. The other reason where you could be eligible to claim for medical negligence is when surgical errors have occurred.

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For a no obligation, initial discussion about your circumstances and to find out whether you have a claim, please feel free to call us on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online.

Failure to diagnose testicular torsion

Testicular torsion is a serious condition which if not diagnosed and treated quickly, can result in the patient losing a testicle. Testicular torsion is an emergency situation and occurs when the testicle rotates on the spermatic cord. This can completely block blood flow to the testicle, which in turn can lead to the testicle “dying” if the patient does not receive appropriate medical attention immediately.

Testicular torsion can have a serious impact on your life, potentially leading to long-term disability that can also affect fertility. If it is misdiagnosed or treatment is delayed due to negligence, it is possible that the testicle will have to be removed during surgery.

If you or someone you know has suffered testicular torsion and diagnosis or treatment was delayed, leading to further complications, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Surgical errors

Another reason for a medical negligence claim for the loss of a testicle would be a surgical error.  The wrong testicle may be removed by mistake. Alternatively, an error may be made during an unrelated operation, resulting in damage to the testes.

Common surgical errors include:

  • Hernia operations leading to the death of a testicle
  • Vasectomy errors causing damage to the testicular artery
  • Removal of the healthy testicle by mistake

In some cases, a healthy testicle can be mistakenly removed in instances such as an operation to remove a cancerous testicle.

Hernia operations

Hernia operations are common but sometimes the blood flow to the testicle can be interrupted or entirely cut off. This condition must be diagnosed and treated quickly to prevent lasting damage or testicular death.

Vasectomy

A vasectomy carries some level of risk like all medical procedures, although the risk is ordinarily minor. In some instances, this procedure can go wrong if negligently performed by a surgeon who cuts off the blood supply to the testicle.

How to claim

If you believe that you have a claim, then it is advisable to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to claim compensation if you and your solicitor can prove that there has been negligence.

A typical payment of compensation where a man is left with just one testicle is in the region of £20,000. Payment of up to £70,000 may be applicable if both testicles are removed due to negligence.

First Personal Injury Lawyers have a team of no win no fee solicitors who are experienced in a wide range of different personal injury claims. We understand the difficult circumstances associated with making a claim whilst dealing with the effects of your injury. Our team will guide you through the legal process from start to finish, whilst getting you the result you deserve.

Contact First Personal Injury to discuss your claim today on 0800 808 9740 or, alternatively, fill out our online form.

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