The Gist News: Doctor Working In Houston Hospital Mistakenly Gave 4-year-Old A Vasectomy During Hernia Surgery, Family Sue Hospital
The Gist News
A family decides to sue Houston hospital because a doctor who works in the hospital mistakenly administered vasectomy to a 4-year-old during hernia surgery
The child received a partial vasectomy, according to the lawsuit, from a doctor during a surgery, therefore, the family of the 4-year-old boy sues Texas Children’s Hospital
This complaint was filed June 7, 2022, in Harris County on behalf of John and Krystal Brod, Dr. Susan Jarosz, and the hospital as defendants.
The complaint has is that in Jarosz suggestion, surgery should be done to remove a hernia in the child’s scrotum, it caused swelling that would come and go throughout the day.
On Aug. 4, 2021, Jarosz carried out the operation with a resident, sent sample of the hernia to pathology. The pathology rendered a report which shows the specimen also contained tissue from the child’s vas deferens, or the tube that carries sperm out of the testes.
The lawsuit says the doctors apologized while advising the child may face short and long-term impacts on fertility.
Randy Sorrels who is the family attorney requested on behalf of the family about what could be done and the hospital explained that damage to the vas deferens was one of the risks of inguinal hernia repair.
“While apologies were given, fully (sic) accountability was not accepted,” according to a news release from Sorrels’ law firm. “The parents now face the difficult task of explaining this to their son at the appropriate age.”
In a statement, the hospital said its “top priority is the health and well-being of our patients” but that it cannot comment on pending litigation. The hospital had not filed a formal legal response by Tuesday.
Jarosz is employed by Baylor College of Medicine, where she works as a professor, though the school was not named in the lawsuit.
The family is suing the hospital for $500,000.