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Health Care & Hospital Law,

Jun. 20, 2024

Sutter Health wins judgment in trial that saw expert partially impeached

The dismissed claims accused Sutter Health of overcharging patients for surgery services.

A trial team from Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP secured a defense judgment in Alameda County on behalf of Sutter Health following a seven-week insurance fraud bench trial that they said featured the impeachment of one of the plaintiffs' lead experts who "completely changed" half of her story while on the stand.

The trial centered on whistleblower accusations from a surgeon accusing the company of "fraudulently overcharging patients and insurers through system...

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