8 latest lawsuits involving hospitals

The following hospital lawsuits were reported since Feb. 20, beginning with the most recent.

1. Arizona hospitals' balance billing practices violate federal law, court rules
Hospitals in Arizona that bill the state's Medicaid program will violate federal law if they balance-bill patients for any unpaid treatment, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled March 9.

2. Patient sues Essentia Health alleging it overcharged for medical records
A Wisconsin resident is suing Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health alleging the health system overcharged her for copies of her medical records.

3. UW Medicine faces class-action lawsuit following data breach that affected 974,000 patients
Several patients involved in a data breach at Seattle-based UW Medicine sued the academic medical center claiming their protected health information was not properly safeguarded.

4. Ex-CEO agrees to settle case alleging he was 'scapegoat' for Vermont hospital's financial troubles
Springfield (Vt.) Hospital and Springfield (Vt.) Medical Care Systems entered into a settlement agreement with their former CEO to resolve a case that had been pending for roughly seven months.

5. Black hospital employees told to 'get over' racist remarks, lawsuit claims
A former patient technician is suing St. Luke's Health System, accusing the Kansas City, Mo.-based system of racial discrimination and retaliation.

6. Hospital worker fired for refusing flu shot not victim of religious bias, court rules
A U.S. appeals court ruled that an employee who was fired from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for not getting the flu vaccine was not discriminated against due to her religion.

7. Tennessee hospital to pay $4.1M to resolve false claims allegations
Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center agreed to pay $4.1 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

8. Connecticut hospital sued, blamed for not preventing suicide after patient threatened it
The family of a patient who died by suicide at Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital is suing, alleging that the hospital failed to provide proper supervision after the patient told a hospital social worker that he wanted to kill himself.

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