Air Methods - Unreasonably Priced Emergency Helicopter Transportation

Quantum Legal has filed cases against Air Methods Corporation and Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC related to the costs of emergency helicopter transportation to a hospital or other medical facility.

Air Methods is a for-profit emergency helicopter medical transportation provider which has allegedly benefited from price gouging strategies. Air Methods charges unreasonably high prices for its services that bear no reasonable relationship to its costs, sometimes as much as 400% more. Each flight on the helicopter can cost anywhere from five thousand dollars to nearly fifty thousand dollars - a large portion of which is not covered by insurance. According to Research 360, an independent research firm, the average cost of a bill from Air Methods increased from an average of $13,198 in 2007 to $40,766 in 2014. During this period, the company's net income tripled from $27.5 million to $99.4 million. Patients transferred by Air Methods' helicopter transport neither receive notice of the costs nor do they provide affirmative consent to such charges. Such patients also have no choice in selecting Air Methods as the transportation provider.

If you or someone you know received medical transportation services from Air Methods Corporation or Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC or any other helicopter medical transportation provider, please contact us.