UIHC pays patient $1.5 million in settlement

BY DI STAFF | JULY 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics settled with a former patient for $1.5 million in an agreement to a lawsuit involving allegations of medical negligence resulting from treatments over several decades, according to records obtained by The Daily Iowan.

The records from the Iowa Department of Justice dated March 23 report Nancy Kammerer and husband Michael Kammerer filed a petition against the UIHC on Aug. 24, 2009.

The petition alleged Nancy Kammerer suffered surgical errors from 1985 to 2008 and involving an organ-transplant operation.

Nancy Kammerer alleged surgeons cut into her pancreas during a kidney transplant, according to the Associated Press.

The couple’s lawsuit claimed UIHC surgeons Alan Reed and Swaminathan Sambandam made the operating mistakes, the AP reported.

According to records from the Iowa Office of the Attorney General signed by Assistant Attorney General Greg Knoploh, 75 percent of the settlement will be paid by UIHC physicians and the remaining percentage will be paid by the state.

— by Ariana Witt

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