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University of Wisconsin Student Settles Medical Malpractice Case

An exchange student from the University of Wisconsin-Superior has recently settled a medical malpractice case against a local doctor and hospital that was filed in United States District Court. The student was involved in a car accident where a deer ran into the car in which he was a passenger. After being taken to Community Memorial Hospital, he alleges that the treating physician and hospital staff failed to “timely establish and ensure [he] had an adequate and unobstructed airway” which led to oxygen deprivation to his brain. The settlement was reached in June and recently received court approval.

Read the article at Duluth News Tribune.