IOWA CITY, Iowa (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 (http://dmreg.co/1psd6Tg ) that the lawsuit filed in 2009 says Dr. John Rachow didn't treat health problems and ignored warning signs before the death of 80-year-old Robert Messerschmitt, 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.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com