Category: Iowa Medical Malpractice

FTCA Whistleblower Wins $183M Against Ely Lilly

$600K Iowa Medical Malpractice Settlement In Loss Of Chance For Better Outcome Cancer Case

$600K Iowa Malpractice Settlement: It has been reported that University of Iowa Physicians has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the wife of a 67-year-old man who died on August 29, 2015 from complications arising from…
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Teva And Allergan To Pay $161.5M To Settle Opioid Claims

Iowa Pays $7.5M To Settle Medical Malpractice Claim Against University Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics

Iowa Pays $7.5M To Settle Medical Malpractice Claim: On July 11, 2022, Iowa agreed to pay a 41-year-old man $7.5 million to settle his medical malpractice claims against University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (“UIHC”) after he suffered ongoing major…
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Iowa $98 Million Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Verdict

On March 21, 2022, an Iowa medical malpractice jury deliberated for about 90 minutes after a 14-day trial before it returned its verdict in the amount of $97.4 million in favor of the parents of a newborn who suffered permanent…
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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Surgeon Must Face Retrial In Medical Malpractice Case Claiming Unnecessary Surgery Led To Stroke

The Supreme Court of Iowa (“Iowa Supreme Court”) ruled in its opinion dated January 21, 2022 that a patient who suffered a stroke following allegedly unnecessary surgery was entitled to a new trial due to the trial court’s errors that…
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Iowa Appellate Court Orders New Trial For Doctor Who Performed Vasectomy Instead Of Circumcision

In its opinion filed on November 23, 2021, the Court of Appeals of Iowa (“Iowa Appellate Court) held in an Iowa medical malpractice case where the non-English-speaking plaintiff alleged that the defendants performed a vasectomy on him instead of the…
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Iowa Appellate Court Agrees Some Claims Against Hospital May Be For Ordinary Negligence

The Court of Appeals of Iowa (“Iowa Appellate Court”) stated in ts opinion filed on November 3, 2021 in a lawsuit against a hospital for injuries suffered from a patient’s fall, “Jacqueline Struck appeals the district court’s order granting the…
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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Disciplinary Information Regarding Doctor Should Not Have Been Publically Disclosed

The Supreme Court of Iowa (“Iowa Supreme Court”) held in its October 22, 2021 opinion: “the [Iowa Medical] Board concluded that Iowa Code section 272C.6(4)(a) allows it to publish statements of charges and press releases containing investigative information … Public…
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Iowa Appellate Court Allows Fraudulent Concealment Claim In Medical Malpractice Case

The Court of Appeals of Iowa (“Iowa Appellate Court”) stated in its opinion filed on October 6, 2021 in an Iowa medical malpractice case: “The medical professionals assert the action is time-barred by the statute of repose set forth in…
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Iowa Emergency Room Physician Still Treating Patients Despite High Probability Of Risk To The Public

The Iowa Capital Dispatch reported on July 2, 2021: “An unidentified emergency room physician who allegedly caused the death of a patient in 2017 has continued to see patients with no restrictions on his license while posing a “high risk”…
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$6M Iowa Nursing Home Neglect Verdict

On June 17, 2021, an Iowa nursng home neglect jury retuned its verdict against a North Iowa nursing home for the death of an 83-year-old resident in June 2017. The jury awarded the resident’s estate $2 million for pre-death pain…
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