$15.8 Million Jury Verdict Against LabCorp for Negligent Misreading of Test

On April 16, a federal jury awarded a Florida family nearly $16 million blaming LabCorp for the death of a 37-year-old mother of two, Darian Wisekal of Wellington, Florida. In 2008, Ms. Wisekal went in for a routine Pap smear, which was analyzed by LabCorp cytotechnologist Glenda Mixon, who read the test as negative and [...]

By | April 28th, 2014|LabCorp|Comments Off on $15.8 Million Jury Verdict Against LabCorp for Negligent Misreading of Test

Court Permits Billing Case Against LabCorp to Proceed

On December 18, 2003, the Hon. Marla Miller, Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court denied most of LabCorp’s  motion to throw out Plaintiffs Yvonne Jansky’s attempt to hold LabCorp accountable and seek class action status in a case alleging unlawful billing and debt collection practices against LabCorp (Jansky v. Laboratory Corporation of America, SF [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|LabCorp|Comments Off on Court Permits Billing Case Against LabCorp to Proceed

$25 Million Jury Verdict Against LabCorp for Negligent Genetic Testing

A King County Washington jury, after a seven-week trial, has ordered Laboratory Corp of America and Valley Medical Center to pay $50 million to a family resulting from its failure of properly perform fetal genetic tests.  Each defendant will have to pay $25 million. Plaintiffs were the parents of a severely injured child suffering a [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|LabCorp|Comments Off on $25 Million Jury Verdict Against LabCorp for Negligent Genetic Testing

Another LabCorp Whistleblower Suit Unsealed

Hunter Laboratories of Campbell, CA and its chief executive Chris Reidel filed a whistleblower suit against Laboratory Corp of America Holdings (LabCorp) and Quest Diagnostics alleging the two giants gouged Medicaid system by billing the state system significantly higher amounts than they bill private insurers.  Originally filed in State court in December 2007, the case [...]

By | September 13th, 2013|LabCorp|Comments Off on Another LabCorp Whistleblower Suit Unsealed

LabCorp, Medicare, and You

If you have blood drawn and testing procedures performed and are a Medicare or Medicaid recipient, chances are LabCorp is the lab that does the work and bills for it. If you are in a private plan like Brown & Toland, chances are LabCorp does your work. In 1995, National Health Laboratories and Roche Biomedical [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|LabCorp|Comments Off on LabCorp, Medicare, and You

Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) and Your Health Insurer

Ever wonder what happens during the billing process when you go to the Doctor and the doctor sends you out for lab work? Did you know that in some instances, the lab company may change the diagnosis code they place on your records when they seek payment from your health insurance carrier resulting in a [...]

By | February 12th, 2013|LabCorp|1 Comment