CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A lab company based in New Jersey is alleged to have overcharged for tests.
Jennifer Bennett, Diana Dannelly, Edie Golikov, Dolores Herrmann, Lonnie Hodges Jr., Lily Martyn, et al. filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Quest Diagnostics Inc. alleging violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant "maintains a price list of diagnostic lab tests that is grossly disproportionate to the negotiated or mandated fair market value rates Quest charges third-party payers, such as private and public health care insurers." They allege the defendant over-bills the patient at the excessive prices when insurance policies fail to cover the defendant's lab tests.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, statutory and exemplary damages, punitive damages, enjoin the defendant, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Jeffrey W. Herrmann and Audra DePaolo of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey case number 2:17-cv-06514-ES-MAH