United Healthcare Settles $2.5B Hep-C Suit Before Trial

By David Siegel (November 12, 2014, 1:41 PM EST) -- Two United Healthcare Services Inc. units have settled a lawsuit possibly worth $2.5 billion in Nevada state court over allegations they exposed customers to hepatitis C by knowingly referring them to contaminated endoscopy clinics, according to court records.

Attorneys for Health Plan of Nevada and its parent company, Sierra Health Services Inc., and plaintiff Bernard Paul told Clark County District Judge Timothy Williams on Monday that a settlement had been reached. The announcement came after 12 days of jury selection and shortly before opening statements were scheduled to begin in a trial expected to take weeks to complete.

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