17 Feb '12, 3am

Man sues British healthcare system for failing to detect penis cancer

LONDON - A roofer whose genitals had to be partly amputated after he developed cancer of the penis is suing a National Health Service trust for more than £300,000 (S$598,000) over accusations doctors failed to uncover the disease. Mr Boguslaw Faber, 50, severely injured himself while at work after he fell onto a sharp pole. But after seeking medical treatment, he claims that doctors at Royal London Hospital missed evidence that he had cancer of the penis, reported the Daily Telegraph. In a High Court writ, he accuses doctors of misreading a biopsy and wrongly concluding that he was suffering from a skin condition instead of the rare disease. As result of their negligence, the writ claims the disease was allowed to spread for months. Mr Faber was forced to undergo painful surgery to remove part of his genitals before they were reconstructed. He needed two more serious opera...

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