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Man gets $60,000 for Mont. medical center’s misdiagnosis

HELENA, Mont. — A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had a few months to live.

US District Judge Donald Molloy wrote that the distress Mark Templin and his family suffered was caused by Dr. Patrick Morrow’s ‘‘negligent failure” in delivering the diagnosis in 2009.

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Molloy’s decision noted that in the months that Templin believed he was dying he quit his job, sold his pickup truck, celebrated a ‘‘last’’ birthday, and contemplated suicide.

The Independent Record reported that as Templin began to feel better, he underwent additional testing that determined he had instead suffered several small strokes.

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