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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Wrongful Death

A San Antonio, Texas jury awarded $7.4 million in actual damages in a wrongful death lawsuit against Humana Health Plan of Texas Inc., a physician, and his physicians group. Humana and the plaintiffs reached an out-of-court agreement to cap punitive damages at $1.6 million. Humana is responsible for 35 percent of the $7.4 million damages award. The plaintiffs accused Humana of negligently managing the case of a woman with chronic kidney disease who died in June 2001.

Misconduct Type
Health
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
7/1/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Humana $4,190,000
Further Information Released
Press Release 5/9/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database