Whitney Brakken Jan. 7, 2014, 4:50pm

A medical service provider is suing an employer and insurance company over claims they failed to pay medical bills.

Ambulatory Surgical Care Facility LLC filed a lawsuit Nov. 15 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Mandel Metals Inc. and Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., citing promissory estoppel.

The plaintiff alleges Fireman's Fund provided workers' compensation insurance to Mandel Metals. The complaint states that on April 5, 2011, a Mandel Metals employee sustained an injury within the scope of his employment and filed a valid workers' compensation claim.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff provided medical services to the employee and billed the defendants as required. The defendants, the plaintiff asserts, only paid a portion of the employee's pre-approved surgery bills, leaving an outstanding balance of $43,926.43.

The plaintiff is seeking that amount in damages, as well as interest and any other relief deemed just. It is being represented by Richard E. Nawracaj of the Law Offices of Richard F. Nawracaj.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L013158.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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