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Acadian Ambulance Service Settlement Statement

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MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A fairness hearing was held in Marksville about a proposed settlement between Acadian Ambulance Service and members of a class action lawsuit. 

The lawsuit claims Acadian billed several thousand patients involved in third party accidents at a higher rate than negotiated with health insurance companies.

They have already reached a $5.9 million settlement. 

Lawyers for both sides were in court to hear from anyone who had an objection to the settlement.  No objections were heard. 

July 24th is the deadline to file a claim.  

Acadian Ambulance Senior Vice President of Legal & Governmental Affairs Allyson Pharr said, “After more than 10 years of defending itself Acadian Ambulance has entered in to a tentative settlement to end 2 class action lawsuits pending against it involving claims of over payments for services. 

This very difficult decision was made out of consideration for our employees and the people in the communities in Louisiana we serve. Acadian continues to believe it abided by all of its obligations under its contracts and existing laws, contrary to what was alleged in these lawsuits.

 However, the Board of Directors felt it was time to put these matters behind the Company and its employees and focus on providing the most professional ambulance service possible to our patients, as it always has done in the past.”

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