UK man receives NZ$37,000 compensation after he was accidentally circumcised

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"They ended up circumcising me." Photo credit: Getty.

A UK man has been given £20,000 (NZ$37,082) in compensation after he went to the hospital for a bladder procedure and was circumcised by accident.

"I went in the surgery for some botox and they ended up circumcising me," Terry Brazier, 70, told the Daily Star. 

Brazier went into Leicester Royal Infirmary at the University Hospitals of Leicester for a cystoscopy last September, where doctors examine the lining of the bladder through a camera probe.

The patient was also meant to undergo botox injections to stabilise his bladder, reducing urinary incontinence. However, the hospital staff mixed up Brazier's notes - and performed the wrong procedure.

Brazier described his accidental circumcision as "a real surprise".

"They didn't know what to say when they found out they'd done it," he told the Daily Star.

Brazier admitted he did not realise anything was wrong until it was too late, as he was too busy chatting to the nurses.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust apologised for the mistake in a statement, saying they hoped the payment would provide sufficient compensation for Brazier's unwanted circumcision.