Delayed diagnosis of testicular torsion – £24,000

Mr Evans presented at hospital with pain in his lower abdomen. On informing a doctor that his right testicle felt hard, he was told that he had an infection and was discharged with antibiotics. Some hours later the pain had not subsided and he re-attended hospital where he was referred for surgical exploration and a testicular torsion was revealed. The testicle was gangrenous and had to be removed.

We pursued a misdiagnosis claim for Mr Evans as the torsion should have been diagnosed during his first attendance at hospital, when surgical correction would have prevented the loss of the testicle.

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