12 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

Here are 12 hospital lawsuits and settlements Becker's has reported since May 19, including a New York hospital suing to overturn the federal government's decision not to forgive a $10 million paycheck protection loan: 

1. San Francisco is poised to pay $2.2 million to settle a patient abuse scandal lawsuit at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

2. Four of the largest health systems operating in Oregon cannot simultaneously say they want to help patients originally destined for the state's largest psychiatric facility and then complain about both the expense and harm such patients can cause, a judge ruled. 

3. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Detroit Medical Center and Vanguard Health Systems agreed to pay $29.7 million to the federal government to resolve a whistleblower's allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by providing kickbacks to referring physicians.

4. A physician who is suing Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth for wrongful termination wants to take his claims to trial rather than accept a potential $2 million settlement. 

5. Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Hospital is seeking to overturn the federal government's decision not to forgive a $10 million paycheck protection loan it received in early 2020 to pay employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

6. LCMC Health secured an early win in its legal battle against the Federal Trade Commission after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled the case should be heard in a federal court in Louisiana. 

7. A judge dismissed two claims filed by fired MetroHealth CEO Akram Boutros, MD, against the Cleveland-based health system. 

8. A nurse is suing Sinai Chicago for allegedly collecting her biometric data without her informed consent. 

9. A Black woman who sought medical assistance at Saint Luke's Community Hospital in Leawood, Kan., filed a lawsuit alleging she was forcibly removed from the medical facility by police before receiving treatment for "excruciating" abdominal pain. 

10. Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health is facing a federal lawsuit over allegations a former employee shared images of a burn victim who later died from his injuries. 

11. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Tenet Healthcare hospital in Alabama for allegedly violating federal disability laws by terminating an employee who had requested medical accommodation. 

12. A Kentucky cardiologist filed a defamation lawsuit May 15 against Owensboro (Ky.) Health Regional Hospital and two of its physicians. 

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