UPDATED July 18, 2019 9:57 a.m.
PDT Utah has agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle claims filed by more than 3,000 people who were treated for sepsis at facilities operated by a private health insurer.
The settlement was announced Friday in a court filing in Salt Lake City, where a lawsuit was filed over the company’s role in the fatal sepsi outbreak that killed at least 464 people and left more than 1,000 hospitalized.
The suit, filed by a group of people who lost loved ones to sepsitosis at the Salt Lake County Health Department’s facility, says the insurer was negligent in failing to provide adequate infection control and infection control treatment.
The state settled with three other plaintiffs in October 2018.
The company was fined $6,000 for failing to prevent the outbreak and $4,000 in the amount of a payment from a federal health program.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported the settlement on Friday.
The Tribune said that the case involved two Utah men who were in the hospital after being treated at Salt Lake Clinic for septic shock.
The hospital did not respond to requests for comment.