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Mother sues Minn. clinic over daughter's death

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West Central Tribune
Mother sues Minn. clinic over daughter's death
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- A mother has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Mankato Clinic, claiming a doctor failed to diagnose the brain hemorrhage that killed her 20-year-old daughter two years ago.

Rebecca Joecks's civil lawsuit says a doctor diagnosed her daughter as having migraine headaches. The lawsuit says the clinical neurologist failed to run tests that could have identified a hemorrhage.

Clinic attorney David Alsop tells The Free Press of Mankato the clinic denies the allegations.

Elizabeth Moen died in 2008. She had been seen at the clinic for symptoms including a prolonged headache and stiff neck.

The clinic released a statement saying it sympathizes with the family's loss but that Moen's treatment was "appropriate and met the standard of care."