Posted: May 29, 2013

A wrong diagnosis resulted in the amputation of a woman’s foot, a jury in Spokane found in awarding $813,000 to the woman in a medical malpractice case. Darlene Turner claimed in a civil suit that her doctor failed to perform an appropriate physical when he diagnosed her as having terminal cancer. According to a news report, she actually had been suffering from pneumonia, which caused her to lapse into a coma and later resulted in her left foot being amputated. The jury award was to compensate Turner for past and future medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. It took years to get the jury award following the 2004 incident. The case first came to trial in 2008 but ended in a mistrial because of juror misconduct. Get more information about medical malpractice lawsuits.