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North Canton business sues MedStar

Seeks $15,199 plus interest over alleged nonpayment on 43 occasions

WARREN — A North Canton business is suing a Warren ambulance service, stating it has fallen behind in payments for paramedic help.

According to a civil lawsuit filed recently in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court, lawyers for Emergency Medical Transport Inc., a North Canton-based paramedic and medical transport business, claim Med StarAmbulance of 1600 Youngstown Road SE owes it $15,199 plus interest for nonpayment of 43 separate “medical transportation occasions” since August 2016.

The lawsuit has been assigned to Judge Andrew D. Logan, who has not set any hearings in the case. A docket entry showed the parent company for MedStar, based in Mount Vernon, was served successfully.

According to documents provided by the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, the first medical transport affected by the agreement occurred in 2016 and Emergency Medical Transport charged $398 per run for 36 of the 43 transports. The other runs cost $150 each on May 8, 2020; May 5, 2020; Sept. 2, 2020; Sept. 7, 2020; and Nov. 26, 2020. Paramedic runs on June 7 and Aug. 11 cost $198 each, the document states.

For this alleged breach of contract, Emergency Medical Transport Inc. is asking only for payment and no other damages, according to plaintiff attorneys Scott P. Sandrock and Jack W. Hinneberg of Akron.

A call to Tom Young, manager of the Warren MedStar office, was not returned.

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