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UIHC lawyers deny tampering with jurors in malpractice case

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Lawyers representing University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are denying involvement in any jury tampering in a major malpractice case.

A criminal investigation continues into an anonymous letter alleging tampering benefited the hospital during the February trial.

Jurors ruled 7-1 that the hospital was negligent in caring for a mother who suffered complications before giving birth but found that didn't cause damage to the child, who was born disabled. They rejected the plaintiffs' request for millions in damages.

In a filing last week, the Iowa Attorney General's Office and a law firm that often defends the hospital "categorically denied" that they participated in any tampering. They extended the denial to another case in which jurors ruled the hospital was negligent in treating a woman's medical condition but awarded no damages.

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