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NHS botches routine surgery for appendix removal and hernia repair

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Following a routine surgical procedure at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, former boxer, David Porter, 42, claims that his life has been destroyed. It has been claimed that his bladder and testicles were severely damaged during an operation to remove his appendix and repair a hernia.

Mr Porter, who graduated in management and formerly worked in the oil industry, claims that authorities have turned their backs on him and are not taking his condition seriously. Following damage to his testicles, Mr Porter, of Rosemount, Aberdeen, was given hormone-replacement therapy which resulted in him producing too much of the female hormone oestrogen. He claims that he is now growing lumps on his chest and states:

“They have taken my ability away of being a man. I get really angry with them because of that. I can’t have a partner and I will never be able to have a normal life as a man. My life has been destroyed”.

‘unable to work and is living on benefits’

A spokeswoman for the NHS Grampian health board said that following an examination of his case, no further action was being taken and added that his complaint had been taken “very seriously”. She went on to say that due to patient confidentiality, she was unable to comment on the specifics of Mr Porter’s case.

Mr Porter commenced a medical negligence claim against NHS Grampian but due to financial constraints he felt he had to drop his claim. He is now unable to work and is living on benefits. Mr Porter boxed competitively for Aberdeen Amateur Boxing Club until 2000 and has now had to stop his coaching due to multiple health problems.

NHS Grampian concluded that if he was not happy with the outcome of their investigation, he should take his case to the ombudsman.

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