Ill. Hospital Tried To Swipe Patients' Settlement Cash, Suit Says

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT) -- Chicago-area hospital network NorthShore University HealthSystem was hit Monday with a proposed consumer class action by Illinois residents who allege the company refused to bill their insurance following a motor vehicle accident and instead tried to snag a cut of their personal injury settlements.

Blagota Premovic and Tomica Premovic say they were injured in a car wreck and sought treatment at NorthShore’s Skokie Hospital, expecting to have costs covered by their policies with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Instead, NorthShore filed liens seeking to...
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