A 56-year-old woman recently received $1.5 million in a settlement with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics after one of the hospital’s surgeons made a mistake while performing a kidney transplant on the woman.
According to the lawsuit the woman filed against UIHC, she underwent a kidney transplant at the hospital in 2008, and during the surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut into her pancreas. Because the woman is diabetic, the accidental cut did significant damage to her body because the pancreas produces insulin to regulate the body’s sugar levels. The woman is now dependent on a steady supply of insulin that is injected by a pump, and she was left unable to work.
The woman was given $1.5 million in the settlement with the hospital to pay for past and future medical expenses.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a surgical error, please contact the Des Moines surgical errors lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 705-0233.