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The State Appeal Board approved more than $6.8 million in settlements and judgments in to cover mistakes, malfeasance and missteps made by state employees and entities

Davenport, IA – According to the board records, $6,805,423 was paid to cover claims of medical malpractice, workplace discrimination and other problems brought by people who felt they were wrongly treated by state government.

According to board records, the yearly payout was down from nearly $15 million the previous fiscal year and more than $11.7 million in fiscal 2019.

The payout was higher than the $6.6 million figure in fiscal 2018.

The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics settlements paid $3.07 million, while the university paid $350,000.

Less than $2 million was paid by the University of Northern Iowa.

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