Last week, a jury delivered a $1,160,000 judgment against a doctor in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The jury found that the surgeon was negligent in his treatment of the 56 year-old patient . The patient sought treatment in June 2001 for what he believed was a broken toe. His doctor found that the toe was burned and not broken and referred the patient to the offending doctor. The offending doctor saw the patient several times before he collapsed and his leg needed amputation below the knee. The personal injury attorneys for the plaintiff alleged that the 56 year-old man should have been sent to a burn doctor; rather, a conservative treatment was followed.
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