Tenet Healthcare has agreed to pay $395 million to settle charges by former patients that the hospital chain’s Redding Medical Center performed unnecessary heart surgeries.
More than 750 patients filed civil lawsuits over heart bypass operations and cardiac catheterizations.
The settlement follows Tenet’s August agreement to pay $54 million in settlement of federal and state investigations into the heart surgeries. The company sold the Redding facility in June.
USA Today reported on these developments on December 22, 2004.