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Man sues for loss of leg due to undiagnosed cancer

A man had a growth behind his right knee examined. The doctor diagnosed it as a benign cyst and drained it. An MRI done later led the radiologist to believe it was most likely a cyst with a small chance of cancer and recommended a biopsy. The doctor removed the growth after which it was determined cancerous. The damage caused by the surgery necessitated the removal of the leg which may not have happened if the initial diagnosis had been accurate. The doctor and hospital are appealing the $6.2m payout.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Journal News

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About: Man sues for loss of leg due to undiagnosed cancer

Date: 10 April 2004

Source: The Journal News

Author: Terry Corcoran

URL: http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/041004/b01p10malpractice.html

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