A former leader of a shuttered Detroit hospital has agreed to settle a civil lawsuit brought after medical records were found burning on his Washtenaw County farm in August 2007.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Dr. Soon K. Kim must pay the state $350,000 for violating state public health code and privacy laws, and hire a contractor to dispose of any remaining records.
Piles of medical records were found burning on the farm about 25 miles west of Detroit. The records were from Greater Detroit Hospital, which closed in 2000.
The settlement with the Michigan Community Health Department also involves former hospital owner Quality Health Plan.