Lawsuit: Urgent care doctor responsible for leg amputation

Published 09-04-2018

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas City area man has filed a lawsuit alleging that a trip to an urgent care clinic for a foot wound led to gangrene and a leg amputation.

The Kansas City Star reports that Trenton Twidwell filed the lawsuit last month against Kristin Duncan, the doctor he saw at the CareNow urgent care clinic in Overland Park.

The lawsuit alleges that Duncan diagnosed Twidwell with a common infection called cellulitis in August 2017. The lawsuit alleges Duncan prescribed ineffective antibiotics, never cultured the wound and didn't order any lab work.

The suit says Twidwell developed gangrene and sepsis just weeks later, leading to a below-knee amputation.

The newspaper was unable to reach Duncan for comment. A CareNow employee says she no longer works there.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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