5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From the federal government intervening in a $20 million kickback case against a Texas health system to a former health plan executive pleading guilty in an embezzlement case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Feds accuse Texas health system of engaging in $20M kickback scheme
The federal government intervened in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, an 11-hospital nonprofit system based in Tyler, participated in a kickback scheme.

2. Former Mount Sinai physician sentenced to 2 years for sexual abuse of patients
David H. Newman, MD, a former emergency room physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing four female patients.

3. Appeals court: UPMC was not negligent after 2014 data breach
Three Pennsylvania Superior Court judges upheld a former ruling that Pittsburgh-based UPMC wasn't negligent in a 2014 data breach.

4. Strong Memorial Hospital employee accused of stabbing hospital visitor
Police say a 22-year-old employee of Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., stabbed a man who was visiting a patient at the hospital Jan. 21.

5. Ex-UPMC Health Plan executive pleads guilty in $846k embezzlement case
The former senior director of Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan pleaded guilty to embezzling $846,000 from UPMC by putting ghost workers on the payroll.

More articles on health law:

Penn Health System settles improper billing allegations for $845k
Walgreens to pay $50M kickback settlement
Appeals court reduces judgment against HCA to $188M in breach of contract suit

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