Man awarded $59K for being wrongly diagn

May 12 [Sun], 2013, 3:03
MRI brain scan (Thinkstock)

Its everyones worst nightmare: Being diagnosed with a terminal illness and given only months to live.

Of course, there's always the extremely rare chance it was all a mistake.

Luckily for a traumatized Mark Templin, it was an one that resulted in an almost $60,000 settlement.

In 2009, Templin had gone to the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center in Fort Harrison, Mont., with chest pains. After being given a stent he appeared to recover. But he returned a week later complaining of problems with memory, vision, speech and headaches. After getting a CT scan, he was told by Dr. Patrick Morrow that he had terminal brain cancer and that he had only months to live. With a death sentence hanging over him, Templin, who is in his 70s, sold his truck, quit his job, held a last birthday party and paid for his future funeral. His son-in-law built a box for his ashes.