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$253,500 – Verdict for Wrongful Death Due to Failure to Diagnose Diverticulitis

73-year-old grandmother is admitted into hospital with a distended abdomen and complains of severe lower abdominal pain; doctor fails to order CT scan that would have discovered diverticulitis; after four days in hospital, diverticulum ruptures and causes infection that kills patient; on appeal, Iowa Supreme Court reduced verdict to $128,500

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