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Judgment leads to $28.9 million in malpractice damages

Iowa residents may be wise to seek a second opinion when their doctors are unable to remedy their underlying health issues and claim that little more can be done. A Missouri woman who spent five months pleading with her physician to run additional tests was left incapacitated because the delay allowed an undetected and potentially deadly disease to worsen. The woman subsequently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, and a jury recently awarded her $28.9 million in damages after determining that the medical facility involved had acted negligently.

Determining liability in a dog bite case

If an Iowa resident is bitten by an animal, the owner of that animal may be liable for any damages that a victim incurs. For instance, the animal's owner may have to pay a victim's medical bills or reimburse a victim for property damage. Punitive damages may also be a part of any settlement or jury award. As a general rule, an owner must take steps to keep a dangerous animal away from people.

SGLT2 inhibitors may increase risks in some diabetes patients

Iowa residents who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should be aware that a certain class of drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors could potentially increase the risk of ketoacidosis, a complication that could be life-threatening. These drugs include Glyxambi, Farxiga, Invokana and other brand names.

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