8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From a New Jersey health system demanding $20 million in a lawsuit over a failed merger to the former CEO of Insys Therapeutics pleading guilty in a bribery scheme, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.

1. Former Insys CEO pleads guilty in opioid bribery scheme
Michael Babich, former CEO of Insys Therapeutics, pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to participating in a scheme to bribe physicians to prescribe an addictive opioid medication.

2. Federal shutdown delays Mayo Clinic's lawsuit against IRS
Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's $11.5 million lawsuit against the IRS is stalled due to the federal government shutdown.

3. Healthcare CEO pleads guilty in bribery case: 4 things to know
The founder and CEO of Trina Health, a chain of diabetes treatment clinics based in Sacramento, Calif., pleaded guilty Jan. 4 to one count of conspiring to bribe an Alabama legislator.

4. New Jersey health system demands $20M in suit over failed merger
Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care upped its demand to $20 million in a lawsuit against Maxis Health System, a division of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.

5. California hospital district's dissolution temporarily halted
The Los Medanos Community Healthcare District in Pittsburg, Calif., received a judicial reprieve to make a case for continuing operations.

6. Athenahealth faces shareholder lawsuit over its $5.7B merger
Athenahealth shareholders filed a class-action lawsuit over the proposed sale of the company.

7. Surgeons sue Nebraska children's hospital for retaliation after reporting care concerns
Two surgeons filed a lawsuit Jan. 4 against Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., claiming they were wrongly suspended after reporting concerns about the competency of a colleague.

8. Epic sued by National Federation of the Blind: 4 things to know
The National Federation of the Blind claims Epic's software isn't suitable for blind and low-vision users.

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West Virginia hospital, CEO hit with federal kickback suit
Owner of medical equipment company sentenced to 3 years for billing fraud
Former Cleveland Clinic executive gets prison time in $2.7M fraud scheme

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