U. of Iowa Physicians to pay $67,500 in settlement
IOWA CITY (AP) -
State officials have settled a lawsuit over a man's treatment by a doctor at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
The Des Moines Register reports that the lawsuit filed in 2009 says Dr. John Rachow didn't treat health problems and ignored warning signs before the death of Robert Messerschmitt, 80, of Middle Amana.
The lawsuit says Messerschmitt died of a burst diverticulitis sac in June 2007.
The newspaper says the $67,500 settlement will be paid by University of Iowa Physicians.
University of Iowa spokesman Tom Moore declined to comment Tuesday about the settlement.
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