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Published January 10, 2011, 08:08 AM

Doctor says he's not liable for basketball injury

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot doctor says he was not at fault in the case of a former Williston State College basketball player whose leg was amputated after an injury.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot doctor says he was not at fault in the case of a former Williston State College basketball player whose leg was amputated after an injury.

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

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

McDonald claims in a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health and Dr. Frederick Ness that she didn't receive the necessary testing and care.

Ness says any damage suffered by McDonald was beyond his control. He's asking for the case to be dismissed.

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