Tag: legal liability

St. Jude to Pay $27 Million to End DOJ Suit Over Faulty ICDs

St. Jude Medical, now part of Abbott Laboratories, will pay the American government $27 million to settle allegations that it knowingly sold defective implantable cardiac defibrillators...

‘Major Victory’ for MDs on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The board that licenses and disciplines doctors in California is failing to hold bad actors accountable, endangering patients in the process. That’s...

Hospitals Sued Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

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Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

West Va. City Takes Big 3 Drug Distributors to Court Over Opioids

(Reuters) – The three largest U.S. drug distributors are facing trial on Monday in West Virginia in a lawsuit accusing them of fueling the opioid...

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous...

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter

An Arkansas pathologist who misdiagnosed and/or made medical errors in more than 3000 cases while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison...

Medtronic to Pay $9.2M Settlement for Kickbacks, False Reports

Medtronic USA Inc. has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and failure to fully report payments made to a...

Scrubs Ad That Insulted Women and DOs Pulled After Outcry

A video that advertised scrubs but denigrated women and DOs has been removed from the company’s website after fierce backlash. On Tuesday Kevin Klauer, DO,...

Addiction Specialist Charged in $681 Million Treatment Fraud Case

The federal government has charged a Florida addiction medicine specialist in what it says was a scheme to defraud Medicare and private insurers, charging them...

Suburban NYC County Residents Sue WHO Over Coronavirus Pandemic Response

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Residents of a suburban New York City county that was one of the earliest U.S. hot spots for the coronavirus sued...