HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Saturday, November 20, 2004

More Nonprofits Sued Over Charity Care

Modern Healthcare reports that "Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, N.C., and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., were named in class-action lawsuits brought by uninsured patients who claim the providers charged them too much for care compared with what publicly and privately insured patients would have paid."  Although the suits are reportedly based on a breach-of-contract theory -- and thus may resemble class-action suits brought this summer by Richard Scruggs and attorneys working with him -- they are not listed on Scruggs' Not-For-Profit Hospital Class Action Litigation site.  Numerous "copycat" lawsuits have been filed since Scruggs' suits first started to appear, of which these may be two more.  (The Modern Healthcare site requires registration.)

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