Jury finds for OHSU in testicles case

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Alicia Fuchs, Jan. 23, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Alicia Fuchs, Jan. 23, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A jury found in favor of OHSU in the case of a boy whose testicle surgery went wrong in 2009.

The boy was born with a condition where his testicles had not descended. In 2009, his parents signed a consent form to have the surgery done in two procedures, but doctors did it in one operation.

When doctors operated on him, the suit claims, the blood supply to his organs was cut off.

The boy was 11-months-old at the time. Now 5, he will have to undergo testosterone treatments twice a month for the rest of his life beginning at the age of 11.

His parents filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against OHSU.

The trial began last week. A jury reached a verdict Thursday and found in favor of OHSU on both the battery and informed consent questions.

KOIN 6 News will have more details later.

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