13 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From two cardiologists suing a Detroit hospital to a California health system settling a class-action lawsuit filed by patients affected by a data breach, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Judge blocks Trump's association health plan rule: 5 things to know
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration's move to loosen regulations around association health plans doesn't comply with the ACA.

2. UCLA Health to pay $7.5M to settle data breach class-action case
UCLA Health agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by patients after a data breach put their personal and health information at risk.

3. New York sues 6 opioid manufacturers, 4 distributors, the Sacklers
New York's attorney general is suing six opioid manufacturers, the Sackler family and four prescription drug distributors in a massive legal fight against the pharma industry accused of fueling the opioid crisis.

4. Illinois sues to reverse $145M in federal Medicaid repayments
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services sued the federal government over its attempt to recoup about $145 million in Medicaid payments from two hospitals.

5. Pennsylvania hospitals join UPMC fight against AG
Hospitals in Pennsylvania filed a motion to join a UPMC lawsuit that accuses the state's attorney general of unlawfully interfering with the health system's Highmark Health dispute.

6. West Virginia hospital, CEO hit with kickback suit
The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital, the hospital's CEO and business consulting group R & V Associates.

7. BCBS of Texas reaches settlement in Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement after a deaf job applicant accused the health insurer of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

8. Physicians sue Tenet, Detroit Medical Center, allege cost-cutting led to patient deaths
Two former Detroit Medical Center cardiologists filed a lawsuit March 25 against the hospital and its parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

9. Woman claims $26.54 overcharge for medical records, files class-action lawsuit
An East St. Louis, Ill., woman filed a class-action lawsuit March 4 against healthcare information management company Ciox Health, claiming the company overcharged her and others for medical records.

10. Ex-OSF hospital chief sues over firing, alleging mental health discrimination
The former chief of staff at Alton, Ill.-based OSF St. Anthony's Health Center sued the hospital's operator after he was fired, accusing the hospital of not giving him a proper hearing.

11. 3 drugmakers settle lawsuit claiming they stifled generic competition
Three generic drugmakers — Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan and Ranbaxy —  will pay $65.9 million to settle claims that they engaged in a scheme promoting anticompetitive behavior.

12. DOJ supports striking entire ACA: 5 things to know
In a March 25 court filing, the Department of Justice said it supports a judge's ruling that the entire ACA should be invalidated.

13. Wage lawsuit against Epic tossed by judge
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit March 25 against Epic brought by employees who claimed the software company illegally denied them overtime pay.

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