In a significant win for plaintiffs bringing claims under the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Assisted Labor Act -- a law designed to prohibit hospitals from engaging in a practice known as "patient dumping" -- a federal judge has ruled that such a plaintiff need not show that she was indigent or uninsured to invoke the law. The opinion marks the first time that any judge within the courts of the 3rd Circuit has addressed EMTALA's requirements.
Plaintiffs Score Win in Hospital 'Patient Dumping' Case
The Legal Intelligencer
July 5, 2005