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

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.
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  • TwistTie
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    So, are the courts, as an unintended consequence of this award, going to make HMOs obsolete?
    10 Apr 2013, 11:30 AM Reply Like
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