The Catalan Health Service has agreed to pay compensation of €54, 890 to a 22-year-old man in Barcelona who lost a testicle after doctors failed to spot that he was suffering from a twisted testicle. He had sought medical help in November 2006, and was told he had an infection. Two days later he returned to the Viladecans Hospital emergency department where the correct diagnosis was made, but by that time it was impossible to undo the damage caused by a lack of blood flow and one testicle had to be removed. The Patients’ Defender concluded he had received inadequate treatment and awarded the compensation.


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