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Iowa Man Awarded $ 12.25 Million from Iowa Clinic After Wrongful Surgery

Please enable Javascript to watch this video POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A Panora was awarded more than $ 12 million by a Polk County jury on Friday after under surgery by mistake. The Iowa Clinic admitted to pathologist mixed up tissue samples for a patient with prostate cancer and the plaintiff, Rickie Huitt, who did not have cancer filed in July 201 8, Dr. Joy Trueblood, who was the Iowa Clinic's anatomical laboratory director at the time, stated she was examining two separate prostate files when she accidentally scanned 65-year-old cases as the cancerous file. As a result, Huitt got the wrong diagnosis , underwent unnecessary surgery and suffered nerve damage. Huitt claimed the intense surgery has left him in control when he goes to the bathroom, and his relationship with his wife has also suffered because of side effects from the surgery. ] According to the Des Moines Register, asked for $ 15 million in damages. She was awarded $ 12.25 million.

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POLK COUNTY, Iowa – A Panora was awarded more than $ 12 million by a Polk County jury on Friday after under surgery by mistake.

The Iowa Clinic admitted to pathologist mixed up tissue samples for a patient with prostate cancer and the plaintiff, Rickie Huitt, who did not have cancer

filed in July 201

8, Dr. Joy Trueblood, who was the Iowa Clinic’s anatomical laboratory director at the time, stated she was examining two separate prostate files when she accidentally scanned 65-year-old cases as the cancerous file.

As a result, Huitt got the wrong diagnosis , underwent unnecessary surgery and suffered nerve damage.

Huitt claimed the intense surgery has left him in control when he goes to the bathroom, and his relationship with his wife has also suffered because of side effects from the surgery. ] According to the Des Moines Register, asked for $ 15 million in damages. She was awarded $ 12.25 million.

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