Jury Awards $24M Against 2 Health Insurers In Hepatitis C Outbreak

Jury Awards $24M Against 2 Health Insurers In Hepatitis C Outbreak

LAS VEGAS - A Nevada state court jury on April 4 ordered two health insurers to pay $24 million in compensatory damages to three plaintiffs who claim that the defendants' actions contributed to them or a spouse becoming infected with hepatitis C during colonoscopies (Helen Meyer v. Health Plan of Nevada, et al., No. 09-A583799, Bonnie Brunson, et al. v. Health Care Plan of Nevada, No. A-10-608344C, Nev. Dist., Clark Co.).

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