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Man caught up in insurance fight

Buchanan man has over $500,000 in medical bills, but insurance companies all point to each other

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 1:38 pm, Thu Apr 24, 2014.

ST. JOSEPH - A Buchanan man who suffered extensive injuries in 2010 when his taxi cab was involved in a traffic crash gained some ground Monday in a legal fight with insurance companies that have refused to pay his medical bills.

Berrien County Trial Court Judge John Donahue ruled that AAA insurance has a continuing obligation to pay Philip Hempel's expenses, which exceed $500,000.

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2 comments:

  • Twnshp Resident posted at 11:07 pm on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

    Twnshp Resident Posts: 153

    Good for you Mr. Hempel.... Go after them for your rights.. I'm tired of the Insurance companies jerking everyone around for that all mighty dollar. Insurance is nothing but a money racket, and Michigan is one of the worst States for auto coverage. I work with a gentleman who is going through the same thing, while not as large a bill, it is still heavy on your mind that THEY want to shift THEIR responsibilities to the consumer. Go get 'em.... [wink]

     
  • Writeon1950 posted at 9:53 am on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

    Writeon1950 Posts: 1

    We thank the H-P for their willingness to cover this story. We know many others have been adversely effected and have been placed in hardship, worse than our own, because of disputes with insurers. The process continues and we are confident that as others speak out, changes will happen that will benefit all.

     

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