Eight more not-for-profit hospital operators face class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of uninsured patients, bringing to 39 the number of such suits that have been filed, according to plaintiffs' lawyers. Suits were filed today against Jefferson Health System, Radnor, Pa.; North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y.; Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga.; Orlando (Fla.) Regional Healthcare System; Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, N.M.; ProMedica Health System, Toledo, Ohio; Trinity Health, Novi, Mich.; and William Beaumont Hospital Corp., Royal Oak, Mich. The American Hospital Association has been named as a co-defendant in the suits. Since June 17, complaints have been filed in 20 states against not-for-profit organizations that operate a total of 340 hospitals, according to the Scruggs Law Firm, which heads a group of attorneys that filed the cases. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Eight more hospitals sued over uninsured
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