A man who went in for a routine procedure was accidentally given a vasectomy at the Royal Liverpool Hospital recently.
The man awoke to find that instead of surgeons performing an operation on the minor urological problem that he had needed fixed, they gave him a vasectomy by accident, stating later that they had operated on the "wrong site".
For the man concerned, it was most certainly the wrong site, and doctors are working to see if the procedure is reversible, as well as the hospital apologising "unreservedly" for what happened.
According to The Telegraph, the man could be awarded a six-figure sum in compensation as a result, but no details have been released about him due to patient confidentiality.
Dr. Peter Williams, the medical director at the hospital, rightly pointed out that "this is a serious incident and we are investigating this fully to understand why it occurred and how we can ensure it does not happen again".