Federal Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Hospitals/Health Systems

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

Source: www.nfplitigation.com.