- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Temple University Hospital seeking $1.63 million reimbursement for treatment of a patient injured in the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight people.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2nbEY55 ) reports that Amtrak paid $2.75 million to cover care for 13 people treated by the hospital but didn’t pay for a 14th passenger’s treatment.

A memorandum accompanying Wednesday’s decision said that patient was covered by Medicare, but Temple didn’t submit a claim in time. U.S. District Judge Legrome Davis said Temple had had three opportunities “to plead a plausible case” against Amtrak and two other companies but hadn’t done so.

Temple University Health System said the hospital is entitled to the full amount for “lifesaving services” and was evaluating its next step.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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