Health Insurers Ordered To Pay $500M Punitive Damages In Nev. Hepatitis C Outbreak

Health Insurers Ordered To Pay $500M Punitive Damages In Nev. Hepatitis C Outbreak

LAS VEGAS - A Nevada state court jury on April 9 ordered two health insurers to pay $500 million in punitive damages to three plaintiffs who claim that the defendants' actions contributed to them or a spouse becoming infected with hepatitis C during colonoscopies, a source told Mealey Publications (Helen Meyer v. Health Plan of Nevada, et al., No. A583799, Bonnie Brunson, et al. v. Health Care Plan of Nevada, No. A608344, Nev. Dist., Clark Co.).

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