California hospital agrees to $1 million settlement for allegedly dumping patient on skid row

Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2008

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has settled charges that it left a paraplegic man crawling around downtown Los Angeles' skid row by agreeing to pay $1 million and be monitored by a former U.S. attorney for up to five years. The settlement marks the biggest so far in the city's efforts to crack down on hospitals and other institutions that "dump" patients along skid row. Kaiser agreed to a smaller settlement in 2007, and the L.A. city attorney's office said it is investigating more than a dozen other hospital and medical offices suspected of dumping.


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