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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lisa Strong Amputee_Medical Malpractice Fla.

By CURT ANDERSON
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AP
posted: 1 HOUR 42 MINUTES AGO
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DAVIE, Fla. (May 29) -- When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong's back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass. This time was different.
Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she wound up having her arms and legs amputated. She sued the doctors, who essentially blamed one another for what everyone involved agrees were profound errors.
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Everyone except the jury that ruled against Strong.
The verdict came in the face of such overwhelming evidence that in a rare move, the judge tossed out the jury's decision and ordered a new trial.

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