6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From a Supreme Court ruling that gives whistleblowers more time to bring false claims suits to a Kansas hospital sued for allegedly leaking a patient's protected health information, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.

1. Supreme Court ruling gives whistleblowers more time to file false claims suits
The Supreme Court on May 13 affirmed a federal appeals court's ruling that expands the amount of time whistleblowers have to file actions under the False Claims Act.

2. HCA hit with lawsuit alleging sex discrimination at Kansas clinic
A former employee filed a lawsuit against HCA Healthcare and others, alleging she was repeatedly sexually harassed by a surgeon at HCA's sports medicine clinic in Overland Park, Kan.

3. Kansas hospital sued for allegedly leaking patient's PHI to rape suspect
A former Atchison (Kan.) Hospital patient filed a lawsuit in federal court May 8 against the hospital and one of its former X-ray technicians for allegedly leaking her protected health information to the man she claims raped her.

4. Pennsylvania hits Purdue Pharma with opioid lawsuit
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro accused Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in the state in a lawsuit filed May 14.

5. Ex-Mon Health CEO to stand trial for alleged harassment
The former CEO of Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, W.Va., is set to stand trial over allegations that he tried to harass his successor.

6. Kentucky lawsuit accuses big 3 insulin makers of price-gouging
Kentucky is suing three insulin makers — Eli Lilly, Sanofi and Novo Nordisk — over alleged price-gouging.

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