Hospital settles lawsuit over cancer treatment


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The University of Toledo Medical Center has agreed to pay $200,000 to a southeastern Michigan woman who says radiotherapy was applied to the wrong sites to treat her cervical and endometrial cancer.

The Court of Claims of Ohio announced the settlement Monday, and it doesn’t constitute an admission of liability by the medical center.

Under the agreement, the medical center also will pay $14,403.55 to the University of Toledo Physicians for medical expenses incurred.

In a December 2012 complaint, Meigan Maher of Tecumseh, Mich., alleged that besides treating the wrong areas, doctors also failed to properly insert her catheter. She claimed the doctors didn’t provide her with competent and acceptable medical treatment in 2011.

A hospital spokesman says patients receive the top-tier medical care at the facility, which will continue.

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