10 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

From the IRS appealing a ruling that required the agency to repay $11.5 million to Mayo Clinic, to Kaiser Permanente paying $49 million to settle improper disposal allegations, here are 10 hospital lawsuits and settlements Becker's reported since Sept. 8:  

1. Denver Health and individual defendants are being sued over alleged lack of care to an incarcerated man who later died in his cell. 

2. The former COO and CFO of Mercy Iowa City are suing the hospital for allegedly shorting their severance payments. 

3. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a complaint with HHS that accuses Oklahoma Children's Hospital of denying an abortion to a woman with a "dangerous" and "nonviable" pregnancy. 

4. Seattle-based UW Medicine allegedly lost a patient's tumor before it could be tested for cancer, according to a lawsuit filed by the patient, who is suing the hospital for medical negligence. 

5. The Internal Revenue Service filed an appeal seeking to overturn a 2022 ruling that required the agency to repay $11.5 million to Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

6. A National Labor Relations Board regional director is suing Longmont (Colo.) United Hospital, seeking pay raises for nurses based on allegations that the hospital held back pay and benefit increases to unionized nurses amid their representation election appeal.

7. Three employees of West Virginia United Health System, commonly branded as WVU Medicine, filed a class-action lawsuit against the Morgantown-based health system, alleging it failed to compensate them for overtime work.

8. A Pennsylvania oncology group is suing Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, both based in Philadelphia, for allegedly attempting to monopolize cancer care in the area. 

9. Kaiser Permanente agreed to a $49 million settlement to resolve claims that its hospital and health plan subsidiaries unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste, medical waste and protected health information at California facilities.

10. Seymour, Ind.-based Schneck Medical Center reached a $250,000 agreement with Indiana after the state filed a lawsuit against the health system for a 2021 cyberattack

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