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70-Year-Old Man Is Circumcised by Mistake

He had gone in for a bladder procedure in England
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2019 4:44 AM CDT
70-Year-Old Man Is Circumcised by Mistake
Stock photo.   (Getty Images / Sam Edwards)

(Newser) – Terry Brazier went to a Leicester hospital for a bladder procedure—instead, the 70-year-old ended up getting an accidental circumcision. The hospital, which completed an investigation into the incident, confirmed on Monday it has given Brazier a $24,300 settlement, and apologized for what happened, CNN reports. Brazier tells the Daily Star he was talking to hospital staff and too distracted to realize what was happening until it was too late. "The nurse was at the side of me and we were talking so I didn’t know what was going on," he says. "It was a real surprise." (A man once sued a hospital for circumcising him as a newborn.)

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