8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From Molina Healthcare suing the New Mexico Human Services Department to a judge dismissing a lawsuit alleging Epic's software double-billed for anesthesia services, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Molina Healthcare sues New Mexico after losing Medicaid contract: 3 things to know
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Human Services Department over a lost bid to manage the state's Medicaid program.

2. Patient accused of sexually assaulting nurse at Pittsburgh hospital
A patient at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh was charged with aggravated assault and indecent assault after allegedly attacking a nurse Feb. 3.

3. Aetna sues mail handling firm for $20M over clear envelopes showing customers' HIV statuses
Aetna filed a lawsuit against an administrative support company blaming the company for potentially revealing members' HIV status through mail using clear envelope windows.

4. Florida judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Epic's software double-billed for anesthesia services
A Florida district court judge tossed out a lawsuit against Epic that alleged its software double-billed the government for anesthesia services.

5. Ex-director of finance pleads guilty to stealing $3M from North Carolina hospital
High Point (N.C.) Regional Hospital's former director of finance pleaded guilty to bank fraud, wire fraud and identity theft after she was accused of embezzling $3 million from the hospital between Jan. 1, 2003, and Aug. 15, 2017.

6. Indiana county files opioid epidemic lawsuit against 20+ drugmakers, distributors
Indianapolis-based attorneys retained by Marshall County, Ind., recently filed a 165-page lawsuit against more than 20 drugmakers and distributors for the companies' alleged roles in facilitating the overuse of opioids.

7. Former UCLA physician claims gender discrimination forced her from leadership position
A former physician at Los Angeles-based UCLA Health said she was forced from her position as director of the medical school's lymphoma program because the school's male administration did not acknowledge her complaints of age and gender discrimination.

8. New York AG files suit against Insys for 'dangerous and deceptive' fentanyl marketing
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Feb. 1 filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics for alleged "dangerous and deceptive" marketing of its fentanyl-based painkiller Subsys. 

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