Hospital Spying Suit; $2M Contrast Dye Death Settlement; Surgical Error Suit

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Derick Alison
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San Diego-based Rady Children’s Hospital is accused of keeping a child and her family under secret, 24/7 video surveillance for more than a month in a failed effort to prove that the parents were abusing their daughter, according to a new lawsuit. (KPBS)

Staffing group UI Physicians in Iowa will pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit claiming a woman died from an allergic reaction to a contrast dye given during an MRI. (The Gazette)

A man is suing the University of Washington for allegedly improperly removing part of his bowel when surgeons were supposed to take out his appendix. (USA Today)

Massachusetts pediatrician Richard Kauff, MD, has been charged with rape and sexual assault after allegedly abusing young girls during their physical exams. (Boston.com)

Former Mayo Clinic resident Connor Bowman, MD, who is accused of fatally poisoning his wife, may have attempted to poison her at least once before. According to court documents, witnesses told police that Betty Bowman had joked about Connor Bowman possibly trying to poison her 10 days before she died. (KSTP)

Letizia Gallarzo faces up to 7 years in prison for committing identity theft to get a job as a licensed registered nurse. (WWMT)

Jury deliberations began in the Maya Kowalski trial, nearly 8 weeks after jury selection began. With nearly 100 hours of testimony from witnesses and troves of documents, photos, and videos to review, deliberations are expected to take some time. (Fox 13 Tampa Bay)

A former nurse who sexually abused a cancer patient under sedation will serve at least 2 years in prison. (8 News Now)

The man accused of shooting and killing a nurse and a social worker at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas in October 2022 took the witness stand and testified in his own defense during his trial this week. (Dallas Morning News)

The death of a man taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital during a mental health episode was ruled a homicide. (Washington Post)

Florida physician Janet Pettyjohn, DO, is accused of conspiring with her granddaughter to dole out opioids and other drugs without a legitimate medical reason. (News 8)

California physician Henry Geoffrey Watson, MD, was found guilty of accepting kickbacks for patient referrals and faces up to 30 years in prison. (CBS Bay Area)

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    Kristina Fiore leads MedPage’s enterprise & investigative reporting team. She’s been a medical journalist for more than a decade and her work has been recognized by Barlett & Steele, AHCJ, SABEW, and others. Send story tips to k.fiore@medpagetoday.com. Follow

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