$60k for man wrongly told he had terminal cancer

Sarah Coles
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Mark Templin, a retiree from Montana, has been awarded $60,000 damages, after wrongly being told he had terminal brain cancer and just six months to live. Templin had sold his possessions, held a 'final' birthday party and bought a funeral package. However, when he started to feel better he went for more tests. At that point it emerged that he didn't have cancer at all.

He has been awarded the sum to repay expenses and provide compensation. But he is far from the only person to have been a victim of this sort of misdiagnosis.