6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a Pennsylvania hospital and a cardiology practice settling a whistle-blower lawsuit for $20.7 million to Indianapolis filing an opioid epidemic lawsuit against drugmakers and drug distributors, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. UPMC Hamot, cardiology practice pay $20.7M to settle whistle-blower lawsuit
UPMC Hamot and cardiology practice Medicor Associates, both in Erie, Pa., agreed to pay the federal government $20.7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit filed under the qui tam provision of the False Claims Act.

2. Indianapolis files opioid epidemic lawsuit against drugmakers, drug distributors
The City of Indianapolis filed a federal lawsuit against multiple drugmakers and drug distributors for their alleged role in facilitating widespread opioid use in the city and Marion County.

3. Case on California abortion services disclosure law heads to US Supreme Court
A challenge to a California abortion law will head to the U.S. Supreme Court.

4. Judge denies Outcome Health investors' request to freeze $225M account for company founders
A New York state judge denied a request to freeze $225 million as part of a lawsuit a group of investors filed against Outcome Health and its two founders Nov. 7.

5. Duke-UNC antitrust lawsuit partially settled
An antitrust lawsuit alleging North Carolina's two largest academic medical systems agreed not to hire each other's employees was partially settled by one of the defendants.

6. CliniComp offers to drop lawsuit if VA conducts 'bona fide' assessment of its EHR
CliniComp, a San Diego-based EHR provider, offered to enter into a settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs if the agency agrees to a review of the company's EHR.

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