What to Know Before you File a Lawsuit
Your insurance will only cover a small fraction of what you would be charged for an air ambulance transport, and the air ambulance companies are overcharging patients for this emergency service. People are having their savings drained and credit ruined by these companies. We want to help them recover any unfair costs.
An air ambulance transport could cost upwards of $40,000, and your insurance will likely only pay a small portion of that cost. A new single-engine helicopter that is equipped as an ambulance can cost $4 million to purchase, and the cost of each flight could be between $7,400 and $10,000. But, that still doesn’t account for the $40,000 bills that some patients have received for their transport costs.
One reason for this air ambulance overbilling is that the industry itself, has made some miscalculations. There are currently more air ambulances in circulation than there is patient need. So, companies are paying high costs to maintain these helicopters, but there is more supply than demand.
Would a regular ambulance be less expensive?
An air ambulance is much more expensive than a ground ambulance. Ground ambulances are often fully covered by insurance. But in a case where every second counts due to a catastrophic medical issue, the minutes saved by going via helicopter could save your life.
Is there currently a class-action air ambulance lawsuit?
McIntyre Law is assembling a class-action lawsuit for air ambulance overbilling. In a class-action lawsuit, a court decides a group of similar cases at once. Members of the certified class receive compensation based on what the court decides. No matter where you live, you can be part of this suit. McIntyre Law has clients all over the country, but we treat them all as if they lived right around the corner.
Working with McIntyre Law
If you or someone in your family has been overbilled for an air ambulance, you need more than just the bill to file a lawsuit. You may also need to acquire medical records, along with filling out other legal paperwork such as subpoenas and court petitions.
McIntyre Law can help you through this process. We will listen to your story and help you get the best possible result. Some people want to fight air ambulance overbilling on their own, but they don’t realize they are often signing up to go against experienced lawyers from insurance companies or big corporations.
What is a contingency fee?
When a lawyer works on a “contingency fee” basis, they’re agreeing to accept a fixed percentage of any monetary rewards from your lawsuit to cover their legal fees. If there are no rewards from your air ambulance case, you don’t pay the lawyer. We get paid if, and only if, you do.
Do you have a case for an air ambulance lawsuit?
The McIntyre Law team is seeing more and more individuals who are suffering financially from the air ambulance companies’ billing practices, and we want to help. If you or a loved one has been charged a high fee for an air ambulance ride and would like to try to recover some of those costs, contact McIntyre Law today to see how we can help. This call will be worth your time. Our experienced lawyers have studied this issue and can tell you if your costs can be recovered.
The Statute of Limitations for Air Ambulance Lawsuits
You may only have a limited time to file a lawsuit to recover excessive air ambulance costs. Don’t wait—you could miss your chance to get fully reimbursed.
What compensation can I get from an air ambulance lawsuit?
In a successful class-action lawsuit, you may be able to recover excessive costs from your air ambulance trip.