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A former Midway Township farmer suing a former St. Luke's neurosurgeon lost his composure on the witness stand Monday while looking at this 1997 newspaper photo of himself working on his farm. (1997 file / News Tribune)

Malpractice case against Duluth doctor: Ex-farmer testifies doctor left him disabled

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STILLWATER, Minn. -- Doctor and patient both testified Monday in a malpractice suit pitting a St. Luke's neurosurgeon against a 79-year-old Proctor farmer.


Patient Alan Meinershagen testified that he was depressed enough that he wanted to kill himself after being operated on by Dr. Stefan Konasiewicz.

Konasiewicz later took the stand and explained his decision to perform a brain biopsy on Meinershagen in February 2006.

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