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As of July 22, 39 federal class action lawsuits had been filed against 39 hospitals and health systems in 20 states, accused of failing to provide government-required charity care to uninsured patients. The suits have been filed by several law firms in an efforts coordinated by Mississippi attorney Richard Scruggs, who gained nationwide attention for winning lawsuits against big tobacco manufacturers. Here are the suits as of July 22:
AL Baptist Health Systems Inc.
AZ Banner Health
CA Sutter Health
CO Centura Health Corp.; Catholic Health Initiatives/ Catholic Health Initiatives Colorado; Portercare Adventist Heath System
FL Lee Memorial Health System; Florida Hospital Healthcare System Inc. (Florida Hospital and Adventist Health Systems); Baptist Hospital of Miami Inc./ Baptist Health South Florida Inc.; Orlando Regional Healthcare System
GA Medical College of Georgia; Phoebe Putney Health Systems Inc./ Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Inc.; WellStar Health Systems Inc.-Douglas Hospital Inc.; Kennestone Hospital Inc.; Cobb Hospital Inc.; DeKalb Medical Center Inc./ Dekalb Regional Healthcare Systems Inc.; Medical Center of Central Georgia Inc./ Central Georgia Health Systems Inc./ Medcen Community Health Foundation Inc.; Athens Regional Health Services Inc./ Athens Regional Medical Center Inc.; Northeast Georgia Medical Center
IL Resurrection Medical Center and Resurrection Health Care; Advocate Health Care Network/ Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation; Provena Health/ Provena Hospitals
LA Ochsner Clinic Foundation
MI Trinity Health-Michigan Inc./ Trinity Health Corp.
MN Fairview Health Systems; Allina Health System
MS St. Dominic Health Services, Inc./ St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital
MO BJC Health System (BJC Healthcare)
NJ Saint Barnabas
NM Presbyterian Healthcare Services
NY New York Presbyterian Hospital System; Long Island Jewish Medical Center/ North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset/ North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
OH Catholic Healthcare Partners/ Community Health Partners/ Community Health Partners Hospital and Surgical Center; Cleveland Clinic Foundation/ Cleveland Clinic Health System; ProMedica Health System Inc.
OK Integris Health Systems Inc.
PA Albert Einstein Medical Center/ Albert Einstein Healthcare Network/ Jefferson Health System
TN St. Thomas Hospital Inc.
TX Baylor Health Care System/ Baylor University Medical Center; East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System/ East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville/ East Texas Medical Center