The state of Iowa issued a penalty amounting to over $465,000 after losing two medical malpractice lawsuits filed against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, an article of the Des Moines Register reported on October 3.
According to reports, the bulk of the settlement will go to the family of a woman had the lower part of her body totally paralyzed after undergoing a medical procedure in 2012. The Iowa Appeal Board is expected to settle $315,000 to the woman’s estate. The state will also pay $150,000 to the family of a man with kidney cancer that doctors failed to diagnose twice. A state official who was part of the appeal board said he wanted to know how Iowa fares in handling medical malpractice claims compared to other states.
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Two medical malpractice lawsuits have been settled against the University of Iowa Hospitals after initially being filed in 2004.
The first malpractice settlement is for $300,000 and will be awarded to an Iowa woman who claimed an anesthesiologist dispensed pain relief in a careless way. The family of the second recipient will receive between $65,000 and $91,000 in their settlement. The hospital was accused of neglectful treatment during a complicated surgery. The former patient passed away due to infections resulting from the negligence.
Both of the medical malpractice lawsuits were filed in 2007 and the hospitals claimed they did nothing wrong.
To date this year, the state of Iowa has paid $2.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuits.
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