5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

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From Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suing a biotech billionaire to a physician receiving an 18-month prison sentence for selling Oxycodone prescriptions, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Physician claims innocence after admitting he administered unnecessary chemotherapy to patients
Farid Fata, MD, a Detroit-area hematologist-oncologist, was convicted in 2015 of purposely misdiagnosing patients with cancer and administering medically unnecessary chemotherapy to them. As of last week, more than 500 victims of Dr. Fata had submitted claims against him for unnecessary chemotherapy, funeral expenses for loved ones, medical bills and other expenses.

2. MD Anderson sues Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong over rights to Cancer Moonshot: 3 things to know
Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is suing biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, over the ownership of the name "Cancer Moonshot."

3. House asks Supreme Court to pause ACA funding lawsuit
The House of Representatives asked the federal court of appeals for the D.C. circuit to temporarily pause a congressional lawsuit challenging the legality of the ACA's subsidy program.

4. Physician sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling Oxycodone prescriptions
On Nov. 18, former podiatrist Frederick Weintraub was sentenced to 18 months in prison for illegally selling prescriptions of Oxycodone in Rock Island County, N.Y.

5. W.Va high court overturns $1M judgement against Thomas Memorial Hospital
The West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a $1 million verdict against Charleston, W.Va.-based Thomas Memorial Hospital in a wrongful termination case brought by a nurse.

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