A judgment has been issued against Acadian Ambulance for illegally “balance billing” and liening patients.

NEW ORLEANS, LA-A judgment has been issued against Acadian Ambulance for illegally “balance billing” and liening patients. Acadian had a policy of not submitting a patients claim to the health insurance company (a violation of their contract with the health insurance company) and then liening the patient, the third party liability carrier and the patients attorney (a violation of LSA-R.S. 22:1874 et seq).

The case was tried to Judge Mark Jeansonne of the 12th JDC in Avoyelles parish. Larry Centola, of Martzell, Bickford & Centola, is representing the class of plaintiffs. Mr. Centola has substantial experience and much success in representing the interests of Plaintiffs in other similar, complex litigations. Judge Jeansonne ruled against Acadian Ambulance. With interest and restitution of collection of payments, the total damages are around $17,000,000.

For more information about the current judgment please contact Larry Centola at (504) 581-9065