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Proposed lawsuit accuses company that owns local hospital of engaging in fraud

A proposed class action lawsuit pending in a Texarkana federal court accuses the company that operates Wadley hospital and a medical billing company of violating state law and engaging in fraud in auto accident injury cases.

Texarkana Gazette, by Lynn LaRowe Aug. 8, 2020

TEXARKANA, Texas — A proposed class action lawsuit pending in a Texarkana federal court accuses the company that operates Wadley hospital and a medical billing company of violating state law and engaging in fraud in auto accident injury cases.

The complaint was filed in July by Texarkana lawyer Jim Wyly on behalf of Bowie County resident Beverly Williams and seeks certification as a class action which would represent others who've sought treatment at hospitals operated by Steward Health Care System in Texas including Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas.

Steward and billing contractor Medical Reimbursements of America are named as defendants. Neither company responded to email requests for comment Friday.

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