A family in Texas is suing a hospital and its doctor after their 4-year-old boy received an ‘unintended vasectomy’ during a surgical procedure.
The family’s attorney, Randy Sorrel, said that the boy had scheduled surgery to treat hernia issues. However, during the procedure, Sorrels said the doctor gave the 4-year-old an ‘unintended vasectomy’.
“You expect things to happen in life, but not unnecessarily at the hands of a surgeon, who simply cut the wrong piece of anatomy,” said Sorrels.
“The surgeon, we think, cut accidentally the vas deferens, one of the tubes that carry reproductive semen in it. It could affect this young man for the rest of his life.”
Data available on the surgeon reveals no history of malpractice and zero issues in working on patients.
Sorrells claims that medical technology could potentially allow the young boy to have children in the future.
Though, this would probably entail more surgery. Sorrells is of the opinion that the boy will always have fertility issues.
The hospital had issued a statement, saying:
“Texas Children’s Hospital’s top priority is the health and well-being of our patient. Due to patient privacy requirements, we are unable to comment.”