LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has secured a settlement with Good Samaritan Hospital over allegations of homeless patient dumping. The settlement will establish permanent protocols for the appropriate discharge of homeless patients as well as yield $450,000 for homeless recuperative care, civil penalties and costs.
“Patient dumping is inhumane and must be stopped,” said Feuer. “I am pleased Good Samaritan Hospital has agreed to take the necessary steps to ensure some of our most vulnerable residents are protected.”
Feuer has made ending patient dumping a major priority of his administration settling four cases and securing nearly $2 million from defendant hospitals. Feuer filed litigation against Gardens Regional Hospital in 2015 and the case is set for trial in October.