Nurse Fatally Stabbed; Doctor Sues Mayo; Maya Kowalski’s Criminal Complaint

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Derick Alison
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A patient was charged in the stabbing death of a nurse at a state psychiatric hospital in Hawaii. (Honolulu Civil Beat)

Michael Joyner, MD, sued the Mayo Clinic for allegedly trying to stifle his public criticism of the federal COVID response over concerns it would lose government funding. Joyner’s lawsuit is the latest development in an ongoing feud that started when Mayo suspended him without pay for a week, reportedly over his public comments. (StarTribune)

Maya Kowalski, the teen who won a $261 million verdict against Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, filed a criminal complaint alleging she was sexually abused during her time at the hospital. (Herald-Tribune)

Columbia University apologized to victims of ob/gyn Robert Hadden, MD, and announced a “multipronged” response that includes a $100 million settlement fund. Hadden was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison. (New York Times)

Pennsylvania doctor Eric Thomas Cochran, DO, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female patient during an office visit, is likely headed to trial. (LehighValleyLive.com)

A Georgia county asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that it discriminated against a sheriff’s deputy by not paying for her gender-affirming surgery. Lawyers for Sgt. Anna Lange argued that the U.S. Supreme Court has “made it clear” that denying coverage of the procedure is discriminatory and illegal. (AP)

More women joined an ongoing lawsuit over Texas’s abortion law, bringing the total number to 20. (NPR)

UCLA Health sued Mattel, the maker of Barbie, for allegedly not following through with a pledge to donate $49 million. According to the lawsuit, the company last made a payment of $1 million in 2018. (Los Angeles Times)

A class-action suit alleged that UnitedHealth Group used an AI algorithm that systematically denied older patients’ claims for extended care, including stays at nursing facilities. (Reuters)

A network of skilled nursing facilities in California agreed to pay $45.6 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

A group of health systems is trying to block the Health Resources and Services Administration from reinstating a registration policy for offsite clinics of 340B-eligible hospitals they say will cost billions. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

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