A settlement was reached between an Iowa woman and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Medical malpractice attorneys settled Nancy Kammerer‘s case for $1.5 million, a figure reported by the Associated Press. The woman was in need of a kidney transplant which was to help save her life and allow her to resume daily activities as she had hoped. Fortunately, her husband was a match and was able to donate his kidney to help out his wife in need. However, the good fortune ended there. Following an enormous medical error, the woman was left severely diabetic.
Life Saving Procedure Further Endangers Woman
Nancy Kammerer, 56, of Urbandale, Iowa, alleged that her physicians mistakenly cut part of her pancreas while undertaking the transplant procedure in 2008. Her lawyers said that her pancreas needed to be removed after this mistake, leading Kammerer into a future of medical uncertainty. Kammerer was a special projects manager at Wells Fargo prior to her surgery, a position that she soon had to give up after the alleged medical negligence. Her medical malpractice attorneys said that Kammerer became an insulin dependent diabetic, which added further pain and medical troubles into her life. In her complaint, attorneys alleged that the error was due in part to an inaccurate medical record that was in her file. It is certainly an unfortunate situation, but they say that it is not uncommon. It is important for patients who have been victimized by medical negligence to seek legal advice in order to receive compensation for their potentially sky rocketing bills. Victims often have increased hospital bills, future medical expenses, and extreme pain and suffering, which occurs far too often.
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