‘An Arm and a Leg’: Meet the Mississippi lawyer who helped start the fight for charity care

By | August 24, 2021
Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, famous for taking on Big Tobacco in the ’90s and winning, worked on a series of ill-fated national lawsuits against nonprofit hospitals. The goal? Get nonprofit — or “charity” — hospitals to actually provide charity care instead of price-gouging and dunning low-income patients.