Doctor Severs Nerve During Reverse Vasectomy

This case involves a 43-year-old patient who had a reverse vasectomy after consulting his partner. However, soon after the procedure he started to experience severe testicular pain and swelling. It was found he had developed a hematoma in his scrotum and his urologist decided it would be best to drain it. However, during the procedure, the urologist’s incision was misplaced and instead hit a nerve in the area. The patient subsequently suffered permanent nerve damage and is no longer able to conduct daily activities without pain or discomfort.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Please explain why you are qualified to review this matter.
  • 2. Have you ever reviewed a similar case? If yes, please elaborate.

Expert Witness Response E-015250

I treat many patients who have nerve entrapment after pelvic surgeries. I feel comfortable determining if the nerve damage could have been caused by the surgery and the cost of future care.

Expert Witness Response E-000116

I am a board certified Anesthesiologist. The costs would depend on which nerve is causing the pain and what treatments the patient has already gone through. I have treated patients with pelvic pain and post surgery pelvic pain. I have also reviewed cases involving personal injury and pain resulting from pelvic surgeries.


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