6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From laid-off workers accusing Minneapolis-based Hennepin County Medical Center of discrimination to a man being arrested for impersonating a nurse practitioner at a California medical clinic, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.

1. Medical practice manager sentenced to prison for billing fraud
Anthony C. Neal, who managed an ophthalmology practice in Gresham, Ore., was sentenced April 4 to one year and one day in federal prison for his role in a seven-year healthcare fraud scheme.

2. Judge says antitrust lawsuit against Carolinas HealthCare can move forward
A federal judge ruled that an antitrust lawsuit filed against Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System can move forward.

3. Laid-off workers accuse Hennepin County Medical Center of discrimination
The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees accused Minneapolis-based Hennepin County Medical Center of discriminating against union employees who were reassigned or laid off earlier this year.

4. EpiPen consumers launch class-action lawsuit against Mylan over price hikes
Three EpiPen consumers filed a lawsuit against Canonsburg, Pa.-based Mylan over the high prices for EpiPens.

5. Recently discharged patient accused of stealing ambulance from Texas hospital
A 47-year-old woman was charged with second-degree felony theft after police say she stole an ambulance from South Austin (Texas) Medical Center March 29.

6. Man arrested for impersonating a nurse practitioner at California medical clinic
A 39-year-old man with no medical training was arrested and charged with identity theft and practicing without a license after posing as a nurse practitioner at a medical clinic in San Francisco.

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