United States, Florida, Sarasota – 08-26-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — Rosenberg Law, P.A., recently filed suit against Sarasota Doctor’s Hospital for allegedly violating laws that aim protect victims of car accidents. According to the complaint, Sarasota Doctor’s Hospital charged an emergency room patient much higher rates for post-accident medical care because the patient had automobile insurance and was covered by Florida personal injury protection. The patient alleges that Sarasota Doctor’s Hospital routinely over-charges for services provided to emergency room patients have PIP coverage compared with uncovered patients.
Florida only provides $10,000 PIP-coverage, which is quickly utilized with expensive emergency room tests. Once PIP coverage is exhausted, the patient is responsible for all additional expenses. Florida’s Personal Injury Protection law limits hospitals to only charge a reasonable rate for post-accident emergency services. The statute explains that the pricing for services at hospitals in the area may act as a touchstone for determining reasonable pricing. The class action lawsuit alleges that Sarasota Doctor’s Hospital violated the Florida PIP Law by charging unreasonable rates for services. According to the complaint, Sarasota Doctor’s Hospital charges double the amount that Sarasota Memorial charges for the same services. This matter is being handled by Rosenberg Law, P.A., representing clients throughout Florida and New York with offices in Plantation, FL (954-790-6100) and Sarasota, FL (941-373-6777).This case is docketed as David Day v. Sarasota Doctors Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, No. 19-cv-01522-VMC-TGW (M.D. Fla.)
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