Failure to Diagnose Testicular Torsion Causes Young Man to Have Surgical Removal of Necrotic Testicle

Plaintiff presented to the emergency room with groin/testicular pain. He was diagnosed by the doctor with an infection, and released with antibiotics and pain reliever. The diagnosis was reached based only on a clinical exam, no studies were ordered. Plaintiff drove back to his home in Dallas. He went to another hospital where he was diagnosed with testicular torsion. He underwent surgery for testicle removal.
The client brought suit against the hospital and physician for failing to diagnose the testicular torsion, the delay of which caused the loss of his testicle.

Outcome:

The case was tried to an all female jury and resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $58,000.00.