Our client is a hospice nurse who was injured on the job. A patient stomped her foot, tearing the LisFranc ligament. She’s had three surgeries, all of which were paid through Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier ordered pre-operative blood work through Quest Diagnostics. But Quest sent the bills (referencing the insurance company) to our client and then sent her to collections. We sued for improper debt collection, obtained a final judgment, and then Quest appealed.
Quest is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company that grossed over $7.7 billion in 2019. Rather than do the right thing and resolve this, they never responded to our early settlement proposals and appealed the judgment. G-d willing, justice will prevail.
Our latest brief is here.