A Nevada jury has ordered UnitedHealth (UNH) to pay $500M in punitive damages for failing to...

|About: UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH)|By:, SA News Editor

A Nevada jury has ordered UnitedHealth (UNH) to pay $500M in punitive damages for failing to properly supervise a doctor who has been blamed for causing two colonoscopy patients to contract hepatitis C by his reuse of anesthetic vials and failure to sterilize equipment. The award comes on top of $24M in compensation that UnitedHealth must pay.