6 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

The following hospital lawsuits were reported since June 8, beginning with the most recent.

1. Paramedic sues NYC hospital over dress code
An orthodox Jewish paramedic is suing NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, claiming the academic medical center will not allow her to wear skirts while on the job.

2. Lawsuit claims CHS failed to provide up to $110M in charity care
A nonprofit group filed a lawsuit against Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, alleging the for-profit hospital operator failed to provide sufficient charity care at two of its Washington hospitals.

3. Lawsuit claims Houston Methodist secretly taped patient calls
Eric Haufrect, MD, filed a lawsuit against Houston Methodist Hospital, alleging the hospital secretly recorded telephone conversations for as long as eight years without the consent of patients, nurses or physicians.

4. California hospital sues Alecto for $30M
Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420-bed hospital in Lancaster, Calif., filed a lawsuit against Irvine, Calif.-based Alecto Healthcare Services, alleging Alecto engaged in "egregious malfeasance and/or outright fraud" in its management of Antelope Valley Hospital.

5. Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida asks US Supreme Court to take on medical records case
Jacksonville-based Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case involving the privacy of medical records in malpractice lawsuits.

6. Concurrent surgeries at Mass General caught in crosshairs of new lawsuit
A whistle-blower suit filed against Massachusetts General Hospital claims orthopedic surgeons at the Boston-based hospital kept patients under anesthesia longer than necessary so they could complete two or three surgeries simultaneously.

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