Victoria woman wins lawsuit after cancer misdiagnosis

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VICTORIA, Texas - A Victoria woman won a big lawsuit after being misdiagnosed with terminal cancer.

The Victoria Advocate reported that 54-year-old Herlinda Garcia was diagnosed with Stage 4 terminal breast cancer in 2009.

Then in 2011, after many rounds of chemotherapy, she found out that she did not have cancer.

Garcia filed a malpractice lawsuit against her doctor, who has since died.

According to the Victoria Advocate, a Victoria County jury found the oncologist negligent and awarded Garcia $367,500 in damages from his estate.

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