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Man loses leg after being misdiagnosed with the flu

A man suffering from septic shock was told he had the flu and was sent home. He ended up having his leg removed as a result of septic shock associated with necrotizing fascitis. He is now suing the doctor for the misdiagnosis.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Times

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About: Man loses leg after being misdiagnosed with the flu

Date: 9 July 2004

Source: Daily Times

Author: Deborah Gates


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