We are lead counsel for Air Methods Corporation in seven putative class actions filed in federal district courts around the country in which patients are challenging the reasonableness of the company’s charges for out-of-network emergency air ambulance services. One of the cases proposes a national class. These cases involve thousands of patients and hundreds of million dollars in charges.
Defense of Patient Class Actions
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