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Dynacq Healthcare, Inc. Settles Litigation
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2005--Dynacq Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq:DYII - News; "Company") announced today that it settled a medical malpractice suit pending against it for the amount of $1,000,000. The settlement fully releases the Company and its subsidiaries from liability and prohibits the filing of any future claims relating to this matter. The amount of the settlement was significantly less than the amount sought by the plaintiffs and is within the Company's policy limits, so the settlement will be paid in full directly by the insurance carrier.

The lawsuit was filed by Regina Oliva, as representative of the person and estate of Nicolas Moreno et. al., against Vista Medical Center Hospital and numerous other defendants, including the Company. The plaintiffs had sought damages of no more than $50,000,000 for alleged physical pain and suffering and medical expenses for defendants’ alleged negligence during Moreno’s spinal surgery. The plaintiffs also sought damages for alleged mental anguish and loss of financial support by various family members of Mr. Moreno, and joint and several liability among the defendants. Acceptance of the settlement is still subject to approval of the Probate Court in Harris County, Texas.

Dynacq Healthcare, Inc. (www.dynacq.com) is a holding company. Its subsidiaries provide surgical healthcare services and related ancillary services through hospital facilities and outpatient surgical centers.

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