• Legionnaires' patient sues Illinois hospital for negligence

    A patient filed a lawsuit against Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital Aug. 15, claiming she contracted Legionnaires' disease in July due to the hospital's negligence in responding to the presence of Legionella bacteria, according to PBS affiliate WTTW.
  • CHS hit with another shareholder lawsuit

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems and the company's top executives are accused of misleading investors with an accounting change, according to Nashville Public Radio.
  • Surgeon keeps $6.4M defamation award in feud with Memorial Hermann

    A Texas appellate court on Aug. 15 affirmed a $6.4 million jury verdict in favor of a heart surgeon who alleged Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System defamed him, according to Courthouse News Service.
  • Public charge rule faces 4 lawsuits

    California, Maine, Pennsylvania, Oregon and the District of Columbia on Aug. 16 together filed the fourth legal challenge against the Trump administration's public charge rule, which could force some immigrants to choose between obtaining green cards and obtaining healthcare, The Washington Post reports.
  • Nurse at North Carolina hospital charged with kidnapping

    A nurse was arrested Aug. 16 at WakeMed Health & Hospitals' campus in Raleigh, N.C., on kidnapping and sex offense charges, reports local TV station ABC11.
  • 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a medical group suing Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health to a Washington hospital settling an age discrimination case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
  • Alabama psychologist to plead guilty to $1.5M Medicaid fraud

    A psychologist in Birmingham, Ala., will plead guilty to falsely billing the state's Medicaid program for services that weren't performed, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  • Medical group sues Trinity Health for trying to hire away clinicians

    Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor (Mich.) has sued Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health in state court, alleging the health system ignored non-compete agreements and improperly tried to hire away clinicians.
  • News report on healthcare billing fraud prompts senators' call for federal action

    Six U.S. senators are seeking more information about CMS efforts to combat healthcare fraud, waste and abuse after a recent media report that followed the scam of a Texas personal trainer and detailed how such scams are possible, according to Vox.
  • Hawaii health system urges court to dismiss Kaiser's lawsuit over billing practices

    The Queen's Health Systems is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan alleging that the Honolulu-based nonprofit is unfairly billing patients, according to the Star Advertiser.
  • Trump's public charge rule faces 2nd lawsuit

    Thirteen states filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 against the Department of Homeland Security to block a new Trump administration rule that will deny permanent residency to legal immigrants who have used certain public benefits, like Medicaid, The Hill reports.
  • New York physician admits to manslaughter after patient dies of overdose

    A New York City physician faces four to nine years in prison after pleading guilty Aug. 13 to second-degree manslaughter for writing prescriptions for a powerful narcotic that led to a patient's death from overdose, according to a press release from New York Attorney General Letitia James.
  • Ex-CEO says he was 'scapegoat' for Vermont hospital's financial ills

    Former Springfield (Vt.) Hospital CEO Tim Ford filed a lawsuit against the hospital board, the current CEO, the interim CEO and operator Quorum Health Resources, alleging he was the board's "scapegoat" for the hospital's financial issues, VT Digger reports.
  • San Francisco, Santa Clara file lawsuit over public charge rule

    Two California counties were the first to take legal action against the Trump administration for a new rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants who have used benefit programs like Medicaid, The New York Times reports.
  • $13M awarded to 3 women sexually assaulted at California psych hospital

    A jury awarded three women over $13 million in compensatory damages Aug. 12 for sexual assaults they endured while patients at a psychiatric hospital, according to The Los Angeles Times.
  • Patient who woke up covered in bugs at Henry Ford Hospital takes legal action

    A cancer patient who says he was covered in bugs when he woke up on a gurney at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in May has hired a lawyer and plans to file a claim against the hospital, according to Fox 2 Detroit.
  • Connecticut, California threaten to sue over public charge rule

    State attorneys general are readying to challenge the Trump administration's new public charge rule, which could make immigrants ineligible for green cards if they use Medicaid or other public benefits.
  • Washington hospital pays $1.5M to settle age discrimination lawsuit

    Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by an orthopedic surgeon, according to the Whidbey News-Times.
  • California medical group, physician pay $5M to settle whistleblower charges

    Redlands, Calif.-based Beaver Medical Group and an ophthalmologist at the practice, Sherif Khalil, MD, will pay $5 million to resolve false claims allegations, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  • CHS faces $891M class-action lawsuit

    The U.S. District Court for Middle Tennessee has certified an $891 million class-action lawsuit filed against Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, according to the Nashville Post.

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