Think you’re having a bad day? A man in Pennsylvania underwent an operation to remove his right testicle, but woke up to learn that the surgeon accidentally removed the wrong testicle. The patient has now been awarded $870,000 for his pain and suffering.

In 2013, Steven Haines went under the knife to have his right testicle removed due to pain caused by a previous injury, but upon recovering discovered that his surgeon, Dr. V. Spencer Long, had accidentally removed his healthy left testicle instead, CBS News reported. Due to the mistake, the Huntingdon Court jury recently awarded Haines $620,000 for pain and suffering plus $250,000 in punitive damages. Long has since been let go from his position at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, PA.

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"The doctor gave an explanation that really made no anatomical or medical sense," explained Haines' attorney, Braden Lepisto, CBS reported. "He claimed that he removed the testicle that was on the right side of the scrotum and the testicle had a spermatic cord that led to the left side of the body. Essentially, the doctor claimed that the testicles had switched sides at some point."

The operation Haines was meant to undergo is known as a orchiectomy, or removal of the testicles. According to WebMD, the procedure is usually done to relieve symptoms, to prevent complications, and in some cases to treat advanced prostate cancer. In Haines case, the operation was done to relieve pain caused by a previous injury that caused his right testicle to waste away over the course of 15 years, and was cause him major discomfort.

The orchiectomy operation is not without risks. For example, removing a testicle can cause a sudden change in hormone levels, which can lead to sterility, loss of sexual interest, erectile problems, hot flashes, breast growth, weight gain, loss of muscle mass, and thin or brittle bones, WebMD reported. Men can take medication to reduce hormone loss caused by this operation, but as soon as they stop taking these medications the symptoms will come back.

According to Haine’s lawyer the botched operation not only caused physical distress but also emotional as now Haines has a “debilitating fear” of seeking further medical help for his problem.

Believe it or not, this is not the worst botched operation that a man can experience. Earlier this year, a man in Croatia underwent surgery to correct a dramatic curve in his penis caused by Peyronie’s disease, but woke up to discover that his surgeon had accidentally removed three inches of his penis, Men’s Health reported. In this case, the surgeon claimed that penis length loss was a known risk of this particular type of operation, although the man in question claims to have had no knowledge of this risk before going under the knife.

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