The group of law firms led by celebrity activist Erin Brockovich filed more lawsuits charging hospitals with improperly billing Medicare in cases where preventable medical errors are involved. And said it plans to file suit against "thousands" more. The latest to come under the legal gun: HCA, Universal Health Services, Providence and Triad.
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PLUS: The reaction from industry sources was cynical. Modern Healthcare quotes a spokesperson for the California Hospital Association who calls the suits a publicity stunt for Brockovich "along with her talent agency and her publicist and her lawyers. [Brockovich] even says so herself, that there's no direct evidence of any wrongdoing." Article