Health Care Company Settles Class Action Lawsuit After Katrina DeathsProPublica: Class-Action Suit Filed After Katrina Hospital Deaths Settled for $25 Million
A New Orleans judge gave preliminary approval today to a settlement agreement that would end a class-action lawsuit against one of the nation's largest publicly owned health care companies. Under the terms of the deal, Tenet Healthcare Corporation and a subsidiary will pay $25 million to patients and visitors trapped at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina. The settlement would release the company from any future liability for claims by the class members (Fink, 7/21). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.