When a 14-year-old male gymnast visited the emergency room complaining of nausea, abdominal pain, and groin pain, personnel at Heywood Hospital issued a diagnosis of appendicitis. When further tests disproved that diagnosis, a testicular infection was believed to be the cause of the illness. In truth, however, the boy was suffering from testicular torsion, a rare condition that is somewhat more common among young male athletes. However, because the condition was not diagnosed soon enough, the patient eventually had to have one of his testicles surgically removed. After a five-year court battle, the plaintiff was granted a combined award of more than $800,000 in compensation and interest.
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