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Man amputates own hand after hospitals refuse

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 Mark Goddard, 44, of Newton Abbot in Devon, said he has suffered excruciating nerve pain in his left arm since being involved in a motorcycle accident 16 years ago. Goddard told the Metro that he was left with no choice but to amputate his own hand, claiming hospitals had refused to perform the operation on him.

“I should not have to go to such extremes to get my pain stopped,” Goddard told Metro UK. “There was an alternative – and that was having it done properly in hospital.”

Goddard constructed a guillotine-like device in his backyard in order to rid himself of his unwanted appendage. He then threw his amputated hand into a fire, so doctors would not be able to reattach it. After he completed the amputation, Goddard was rushed to a hospital where he was treated for blood loss.

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