Ala. city sued by ambulance service for alleged conspiracy with hospital EMS

First Response Ambulance claims officials violated a town ordinance by allowing another service to operate within city limits


By Rachel Engel

DECATUR, Ala. — An ambulance provider is suing the City of Decatur for allegedly breaking an ordinance that prevents another ambulance service from operating within city limits, WAFF 48 reported.

The lawsuit filed by First Response Ambulance also alleges city leaders are cooperating with Huntsville Hospital in a conspiracy to funnel more profitable calls to hospital providers.

The lawsuit filed by First Response Ambulance also alleges city leaders are cooperating with Huntsville Hospital in a conspiracy to funnel more profitable calls to hospital providers.
The lawsuit filed by First Response Ambulance also alleges city leaders are cooperating with Huntsville Hospital in a conspiracy to funnel more profitable calls to hospital providers. (Photo/First Response Ambulance)

Decatur Assistant Attorney Chip Alexander dismissed the claims listed in the suit as unfounded.

“Having read it quickly the only thing I can say is that the claims made by First Response are baseless and I won’t be commenting on it anymore because our attorney will need to do that,” he said.

Hospital officials declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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