Ambulance service

Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Mike Scardino, whose debut memoir, just out, is "Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance." The book details his experiences working an ambulance job in Queens, New York, in the late '60s and early '70s. As per a starred review in Publishers Weekly: "Fresh and powerful...Scardino looks back on his summers during college...when he worked as a New York City hospital ambulance attendant.

EMSA Attorneys file a motion seeking dismissal of a class action lawsuit alleging patients have been wrongfully charged for ambulance transportation. EMSA attorney Kris Koepsel says the facts don’t support claims by those suing for alleged wrongful billing.

 

The motion also disputes that the plaintiffs have the status to constitute a ‘class’. And EMSA also denies claims that the alleged wrongful billing is widespread. The plaintiffs will have a chance to respond to the motion to dismiss, and then a judge will decide the issue.