Ohio hospital agrees to pay $200K to Mich. patient

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo Medical Center has agreed to pay $200,000 to a Michigan woman who says radiotherapy was applied to the wrong sites to treat her cervical and endometrial cancer.

The settlement was announced Monday by the Court of Claims of Ohio and does not constitute an admission of liability by the university medical center.

Under the agreement, the medical center also will pay $14,403.55 to the University of Toledo Physicians for medical expenses incurred.

In a December 2012 complaint, the patient alleged that besides treating the wrong areas, doctors also failed to properly insert her catheter. She claimed the doctors did not provide her with competent and acceptable medical treatment in 2011.

A hospital spokesman says patients receive the top-tier medical care at the facility, which will continue.

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