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Wyoming Hospital Headed for Bankruptcy after Numerous Lawsuits

A Powell, Wyo. hospital has filed for bankruptcy as it faces about 20 lawsuits over surgeries performed by a former orthopedic surgeon. The Powell Tribune reported that Powell Valley Healthcare’s board of directors approved filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. …

Oregon Hospital Settles for $13M in Botched Water-Birth Suit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. hospital for $13 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the settlement with the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the …

California Health Inspectors Find Infection Control Lapses at 2 L.A. Hospitals

California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following “superbug” outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk. The Los Angeles Times reported that the state declared an “mmediate …

Judge Orders Imprisoned Ohio Cardiologist to Pay Victims $5.5M

An imprisoned Ohio cardiologist has been ordered to repay $5.5 million to people on whom he performed unnecessary heart procedures as part of a medical overbilling scheme. Cleveland.com reports that a federal judge ordered Dr. Harry Persaud to pay his …

Nevada Doctor Sued by Parents of Painkiller Overdose Victim

The Reno, Nev. doctor at the center of a federal investigation into an illegal prescription drug ring is being accused by the parents of an overdose victim of ignoring their warnings and continuing to increase the strength of their son’s …

Cancer Patient Sues Oklahoma Insurer over Proton Therapy Treatments

A prostate cancer patient and a cancer treatment provider are suing an Oklahoma health insurer for allegedly refusing to cover proton radiation therapy. Randy Farland and the Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit against Blue Cross …

3 Died in Southern California Hospital Outbreak Linked to Scopes

A newspaper reports that at least three patients died last year at a Southern California hospital in a bacterial outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes. Officials at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena confirmed in August that three …

Former Oklahoma Dentist Charged with Money Laundering, Insurance Fraud

A former Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to thousands of patients being tested for HIV and hepatitis faces a federal charge of money laundering, prosecutors announced. The court filing alleges that W. Scott Harrington laundered money by fraudulently …

Marketform Committed to All Current Underwriting Lines After Strategic Review

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform has confirmed its commitment to all its current underwriting lines after completing a strategic review. These remaining lines are: accident & health, travel; bloodstock & livestock; cargo; financial lines; marine & energy liability; marine hull & …

Update: Lloyd’s Underwriter Marketform Sells UK Med Mal Businesses to Beazley

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announced it has sold its UK Open Market Medical Malpractice and UK / International Delegated Authority Insurance businesses to Beazley. The team being transferred is led by Alex Wakeley, a Marketform veteran of more than 20 …