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Published December 03, 2010, 03:59 PM

Former college basketball player suing ND hospital

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Williston State College basketball player whose leg was amputated after an injury is suing the Minot hospital where she was taken for emergency care.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Williston State College basketball player whose leg was amputated after an injury is suing the Minot hospital where she was taken for emergency care.

Lenishka McDonald, of Freeport, Grand Bahamas, injured her knee in a collision with another player during a scrimmage in October 2009. Doctors in Williston had her transferred to Trinity Health in Minot after it was discovered she had artery damage behind the knee.

She later was flown by air ambulance to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where her right lower leg was amputated.

McDonald's federal lawsuit accuses the hospital of failing to provide the necessary testing and care in a timely matter. She's seeking unspecified damages.

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