Reportedly, a surgeon in Houston performed a partial vasectomy on a 4-year-old boy who had gone for a hernia operation.
KDFW Fox 4 said the young patient, from Fort Bend County, was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital in August 2021 for laparoscopic surgery for hernia.
But somehow, during the procedure, Dr. Susan Jaros “cut out the wrong piece of anatomy,” the family’s personal injury attorney, Randy Sorels, told local television.
“Surgeons, we think, accidentally cut the vas deferens – one of the tubes that contains reproductive semen. It can affect this young man for the rest of his life,” Sorrells told Fox 4.
A vasectomy can be reversed with another surgery to reattach the vas deferens tube.
Jaros, who also serves as an assistant professor of pediatric urology at Baylor College of Medicine, has no history of medical malpractice or formal complaints about her work.
Sorrell, who is handling the family’s lawsuit, said medical errors that occurred in the young boy’s case are rare because surgeons must ascertain that they are amputating the correct limb before putting their scalpel in place to work.
“Here, doctors failed to correctly identify the anatomy that needed to be cut,” he argued. “unfortunately, [she] His vas deferens cut off. It was not detected until it was sent for pathology. ,
The KPRC report said the lawsuit, seeking up to $1 million in damages, alleges that Jaros “failed the standard of care by failing to perform usual care when performing hernia repair surgery on the little boy.” violated.”
After the procedure, Sorrell said the surgeon told the parents what had happened and offered them an apology, but added that what they were looking for was “accountability.”
The family’s lawyer said the boy’s parents are now concerned about how the bad surgery will affect his physical ability to have children in the future and also his emotional health.
When reached for a comment about the lawsuit Tuesday, Texas Children’s Hospital issued a brief statement to The Post.
“Texas Children’s Hospital’s top priority is the health and well-being of our patients,” it read. “Due to patient confidentiality requirements, we are unable to comment.”