Law firm says Bay Area patients of any John Muir hospital or emergency room may have been overbilled thousands of dollars for drug tests
Attorneys at consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman are warning Bay Area residents they may have been wrongfully charged thousands of dollars by John Muir Health hospitals or emergency rooms for drug tests for illicit drug use.
The unexpected charges for drug tests from John Muir Health amount to upwards of $6,000, according to attorneys. Even patients with insurance are left with huge co-pays and deductibles for services they did not request or consent to having performed.
Attorneys at the law firm say patients may have rights to their money back under consumer-protection laws.
Hagens Berman’s representation of consumers has earned it national recognition, and the firm has achieved more than $320 billion in settlements for its clients since its founding.
Your Patient Rights Against Billing Fraud
According to the firm, expensive and unexpected bills for drug tests may constitute fraud, and patients of John Muir hospitals may have consumer rights against these predatory billing practices.
Attorneys say all John Muir Health locations are under investigation, including Concord Medical Center, Walnut Creek Medical Center, Behavioral Health Center, San Ramon Regional Medical Center (Partner Hospital), Urgent Care Centers, Berkeley Urgent Care Center, Brentwood Urgent Care Center, Concord Urgent Care Center, San Ramon Urgent Care Center, Walnut Creek Urgent Care Center and Aspen Surgery Center.
Hagens Berman is a global plaintiffs’ rights complex litigation law firm with a tenacious drive for achieving real results for those harmed by corporate negligence and fraud. Since its founding in 1993, the firm’s determination has earned it numerous national accolades, awards and titles of “Most Feared Plaintiff’s Firm,” MVPs and Trailblazers of class-action law. More about the law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com. Follow the firm for updates and news at @ClassActionLaw.