SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving Arthroscopic & Laser Surgery of San Diego and HealthSouth Corporation. The proposed settlement provides compensation to certain patients of these medical institutions.
On May 6, 2016, San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Styn preliminarily approved a settlement resolving the case Carroll v. HealthSouth Arthroscopic & Laser Surgery Center of San Diego, L.P. The plaintiffs allege that the settling defendants violated California law by concealing certain details about a member of the practice and their fitness to perform surgery. The settling defendants deny that they violated the law in any way as alleged in the lawsuit. The case was settled by the parties without any finding of wrongdoing.
Class members are those people who were patients who treated at Arthroscopic & Laser Surgery Center of San Diego, L.P. (and all affiliated entities operating under fictitious business names related thereto); SHC San Diego, Inc.; or HealthSouth Corporation at the HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center formerly located at or about 5471 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 202, San Diego, California; and/or who received any surgery or treatment from Defendant Gary Losse, M.D. at Arthroscopic & Laser Surgery of San Diego, L.P. or the Kearny Villa location, at any time from January 1, 1996 through December 15, 2000.
Class members may have their legal rights affected by this settlement and are advised to learn more about the proposed settlement and their options.
A settlement fund of $5 million is being set up to pay claims to eligible class members, attorneys' fees and costs, incentive award to the named plaintiffs, and the notice and claims administration costs.
Class members wishing to be included in this settlement and receive a settlement payment must submit a Claim Form by October 25, 2016. Those wishing to exclude themselves from the settlement, comment or object to the settlement, must do so by October 25, 2016. Class members who do nothing will not receive a share of the settlement and will be bound by the Court's decision (if approved).
This press release is only a summary of the full class action settlement. Detailed information on the terms of the settlement, how to file a claim, how to object or exclude yourself from the settlement, and other important information can be found by visiting www.HealthSouthClassAction.com (http://www.HealthSouthClassAction.com), calling toll-free 1-888-272-1245, or writing to: HealthSouth Claims Administrator, c/o Classaura Class Action Administration, 1718 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1080, Atlanta, GA 30309.
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