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Envision Texas Emergency Care Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against Envision Healthcare Corporation, EmCare, Inc., EmCare Emergency Physicians, PLLC, and Old Settlers Emergency Physicians, PLLC for emergency room charges. The complaint alleged that patients were billed too much for the reasonable value of the emergency room services they were given.  Read more

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UCLA Doctor Sexual Abuse

The Regents of the University of California and Dr. James M. Heaps are spending $73 million to settle a class action alleging Heaps assaulted, abused, and engaged in harassing and offensive misconduct with female patients during the time he was in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA. The complaint alleges that UCLA received notice of his  Read more

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AllianceHealth Liens Against Patients Covered by Insurance Oklahoma Class Action

If you’re treated at a hospital that accepts your insurance, the hospital is supposed to submit its claims to your insurer, right? The complaint for this class action alleges that Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) doesn’t do this when patients are injured in auto accidents caused by a third party’s negligence. According to this complaint,  Read more

AllianceHealth Ponca City Hospital

Accident, Injury, Stalking, Fraud, the Ghana Police, and Judge Judy Conspiracy Class Action

Pro se complaints (that is, those written by a plaintiff without a lawyer) can be difficult to understand. This one, alleging conspiracies among sixty-seven disparate parties, is especially so. The defendants include Andrus Transportation Services, Inc., Concentra Health Services, Inc., Earl and Earl Law Firm, PLLC, Wells Fargo and Company, Inc., the Bank of Ghana,  Read more

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St. Vincent Seeks Higher Medical Bill Payments Arkansas Class Action

When Nicholas Dorado was injured in an auto accident, he discovered that the facility that treated him did not immediately submit the bills to his insurance company but looked for higher payments than those the insurance company was willing to make. This class action sues St. Vincent Community Health Services, Inc., St. Vincent Infirmary Medical  Read more

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Air Methods Air Ambulance Transport Charges Class Action

If you are sick or injured, you may need to be transported by air to a specific hospital or other facility. The complaint for this class action alleges that Air Methods Corporation and Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC set prices for air transportation of patients that are four times what a fair price would be.  Read more

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HCA Healthcare Florida Emergency Room Surcharges Class Action

Emergency room bills are usually high—and sometimes higher than patients realize. In this class action, the complaint alleges that HCA Healthcare, Inc. imposes a surcharge for emergency room visits, in addition to charges for the actual services provided, that it does not tell patients about at the time of their emergency room visit.  Read more

Poinciana Medical Center

Lifeguard Ambulance No Agreement for Charges to Patient Class Action

Problems have arisen in recent years about the costs of medical assistance, the ability of patients to freely assent to those costs, and the outsized nature of the costs themselves. The complaint for this class action alleges that Lifeguard Ambulance Service, LLC attempted to recover transportation costs from a patient that she had never agreed  Read more

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Kadlec Regional Medical Center Emergency Room Surcharge Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that the Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s emergency room charges a “cover charge”—a fee in addition to the itemized fees—for being seen at the center’s emergency room. The fee is not disclosed to patients at the time of their treatment and the complaint claims that this is “a substantial  Read more

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AmerisourceBergen Misdiagnoses for Immunoglobulin Sales Class Action

The allegations made in this complaint are startling: that companies paid doctors to misdiagnose patients “for the purpose of increasing sales” of the companies’ expensive immunoglobulin (IVIG) to increase their profits. The companies are a related group: I.g.G. of America, Inc. and IHS Acquisition XXX, Inc. are units of US Bioservices Corporation, which itself is  Read more

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