Pa. Jury Awards $870K For Botched Testicle Removal Surgery

Law360, Los Angeles (June 15, 2017, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state jury on Wednesday awarded a man $870,000 in a medical malpractice suit accusing a physician of removing the wrong testicle during surgery, finding that the doctor’s “reckless indifference” warranted punitive damages.

Following a three-day trial and 80 minutes of deliberation, a Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas jury determined that Dr. Valley Spencer Long breached the proper standard of care when he removed patient Stephen Hanes’ healthy left testicle when he should have removed the right testicle, which had been causing the patient...
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