8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

From a Texas hospital suffering a setback in its lawsuit against a major insurer over network exclusion to a California hospital agreeing to pay $7.5 million to settle a data breach class-action case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.

1. Judge tosses Southcoast's 'sham' lawsuit against Steward
Boston-based Steward Health Care and New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health System are involved in a bitter struggle over market share, and Southcoast suffered a setback in the battle this week.

2. Owner of 2 Miami clinics sentenced to 7 years for fraud
Carlos Medina, owner of two medical clinics in the Miami area, was sentenced to 82 months in prison for his role in a Medicare fraud scheme.

3. Texas hospital suffers major setback in lawsuit against BCBS over PPO exclusion
East Texas Medical Center in Tyler suffered a disappointment in its lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas — the largest health insurer in the state.

4. NJ physician gets 3 years for $280k fraud scheme
Albert Ades, MD, of Englewood, N.J., was sentenced to 37 months in prison for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private payers of $280,000 by submitting claims for office visits that never occurred.

5. Chicago health system analyst faces felony for jamming cell phones on trains
Undercover officers arrested Dennis Nicholl, a financial analyst at Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, for allegedly using an illegal device to jam passengers' cell phone calls on public transit trains in Chicago.

6. Anesthesiologist sues Stamford Hospital for sex discrimination: 5 things to know
Seventeen months after she was terminated from her position, a former Stamford (Conn.) Hospital anesthesiologist filed a lawsuit against her former employer for discrimination and sexual harassment.

7. Excela Health sues county over taxes on surgical center
Excela Health, a nonprofit health system based in Greensburg, Pa., is suing Westmoreland County after it denied Excela's request to extend tax-exempt status to one of its ambulatory surgical centers.

8. St. Joseph Health to pay $7.5M settlement to patients affected by 2012 data breach
Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health finalized a class-action lawsuit settlement for a 2012 data breach.

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