“Squirrels!” Best Mind Your Nuts!

by Steve MacDonald

NHS pays out one million for removing wrong testicle

You what?

Last week we observed that the more train-wrecked-liberal places like California were already preparing for doctor shortages.  Medical Doctors are leaving the profession because of growing government interference and the looming price and cost pressures of Obama-Care.

The Progressive State’s solution?  Redefine what “Doctor” means until all your oars are manned.  (Perhaps a more apt metaphor would be having enough hands to arrange all your deck chairs?)

This week I’d like to give that some perspective with this; from the UK Mail Online.

Roger Goss, co-director of Patient Concern (for Britain’s National Health Service), told The Sun: ‘It is amazing that surgeons don’t always take enough care to guarantee that they are removing the correct testicle.’

No.  No.  You read that right.

In the last four years there have been 56 successful claims made by men who have been affected by medical blunders, according to the National Health Service Litigation Authority.

In most cases the men didn’t need surgery at all and in others surgeons also had to remove the second testicle.

Do I need to draw a dotted incision line back to California’s plans or are you and your “boys” there already?

For those of you that keep voting Democrat, this is a story is about how Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), which is what Obama Care wants to be when it grows up, just paid out one million pounds in compensation to men whom many liberals still insist will out live me because of the superior quality of their government managed care but will now do so having either been “modified” incorrectly or by accident by the people the NHS calls ‘Doctors.’

Clearly something has them distracted.

The NHS normally pays out around £20,000 if the wrong testicle has been removed.

Men who have been left infertile can be rewarded up to £70,000.

But the most common reason for payouts is when doctors misdiagnose testicular torsion — where the tubes inside the body get twisted, cutting off the blood supply.

Other claims result from hernia operations where the blood supply to the testicle is accidentally cut off.

acornsSo who wants to play a cross between Sesame Street’s “these are the people in your neighborhood” (where they are all ‘doctors’), and “one of these things is not like the other?”

Yes, I’m a barber AND a doctor. (snip snip)

You’ve been warned.  Obama Care is coming.  Best mind your nuts!

 

You are reading  ““Squirrels!” Best Mind Your Nuts!”   by  Steve Mac Donald originally posted at GraniteGrok.com (Home)

 

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  • C. dog e. doG

    I don’t think this is very kid friendly. Sure made an old dog squirm. Plus, it’s the patient’s fault for not following the fabled admonition to mark clearly which one is to stay, and which one is to go with an indelible marker. Note to self: when in England, wear a chastity belt.
    – C. dog kept legs tightly crossed during entire reading

    • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

      Made my eyes water reading this, too.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    “Look a squirrel!” Excellent theme, Steve, even though, as C.dog says, it makes one uncomfortable to contemplate such errors.

    Driving distracted is bad enough, but cutting distracted should be a capital crime!

    Now we know why American surgeons make such heavy use of permanent markers – mark twice, cut once.

    I’ll close with a bad joke: Why do dogs lick their nuts? To check they’re still there!

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    And this doesn’t even begin to cover the problems with hospital infection deaths, squalid conditions, starving and thirsty patients, etc.

    Plus, the Health Service administrators always employ the Washington Monument Ploy whenever they are asked to reduce spending.

  • IWKAGGP

    OUCH!

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