5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From three former nurses at a New York jail alleging they were forced to falsify medical records, to six employees accusing Zeeland, Mich.-based Providence Christian Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of honoring patients' requests for white-only caregivers, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. 3 former nurses at New York jail file lawsuit alleging they were forced to falsify medical records
Three former nurses at Broome County jail in New York filed a lawsuit against Correctional Medical Care, the company hired by the county to care for inmates, claiming it forced them to falsify medical records to pass accreditation.

2. Lawsuit accuses another Michigan hospital of honoring patients' requests for white-only caregivers
Six employees filed a lawsuit against Zeeland, Mich.-based Providence Christian Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, accusing the medical center of honoring patients' requests for white-only caregivers.

3. St. Joseph Health hit with antitrust lawsuit for allegedly stifling competition: 5 things to know
Wahidullah Medical Corp., which owns Eureka, Calif.-based Redwood Urgent Care and its outpatient medical testing laboratory, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Eureka-based St. Joseph Hospital claiming the hospital used unfair business tactics and stifled competition to protect tenfold price markups.

4. San Diego lab pays $2M to settle false claims allegations
A diagnostic laboratory testing company in San Diego agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations of submitting false claims to Medicare.

5. Patient files lawsuit against South Carolina hospital after acquiring bacterial infection
A patient filed a lawsuit April 17 against Charleston, S.C.-based Roper Hospital after developing a waterborne bacterial infection following breast reconstruction surgery at the facility.

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