CHICAGO — A former patient and his law firm are suing a hospital, insurance company and claims processor, citing alleged negligence; intrusion upon seclusion; tortious interference with contract; conversion; and conspiracy to convert personal property.
James Bishop filed a complaint on Jan. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Holy Cross Hospital, American Access Casualty Co. and ClaimTECH Solutions, alleging they acted in concert to convert the law firm of Dombrowski, Sorensen & Gigac's funds without the firm's knowledge or consent.
According to the complaint, between March 23, 2016, and Jan. 7, 2019, Bishop received medical services from Holy Cross Hospital for injuries he sustained in a vehicular collision with Alfred Ganter. Plaintiff retained Joseph Dombrowski to represent him, and Dombrowski said he sent an attorney's lien to Ganter's insurer, American Access Casualty Co. The insurer then hired ClaimTECH as a go-between for them and Holy Cross Hospital.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants contacted the hospital without authorization to discuss Bishop's billing information. Furthermore, all defendants are said to have had knowledge that Bishop was represented by Dombrowski, but allegedly willfully and intentionally interfered with the contract.
The plaintiffs seek more than $30,000 plus attorney fees and costs of suit. They are represented by Dombrowski.
Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2019L000923.