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Lawsuit Against UIHC Settled
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 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.
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