Houston hospital demands Kuwaiti Embassy pay outstanding bills

By John Suayan | Jul 11, 2018

HOUSTON – Westside Surgical Hospital has brought a breach of contract lawsuit against the Embassy of the State of Kuwait, recent Houston federal court records indicate.

The suit, which was filed on July 6, alleges the embassy has outstanding payments incurred as a result of the plaintiff providing medically necessary healthcare services to Kuwaiti citizens while they were present in the U.S.

Both parties reportedly had a contractual arrangement going back four years.

“This action arises out of a series of agreements covering a number of the embassy’s patients who received health care services from Westside Surgical at the Embassy’s request,” court documents say. “Despite the fact that Westside Surgical provided medically necessary health care services to Kuwaiti nationals at the embassy’s request, and for which the embassy agreed to be financially responsible, the embassy has failed to provide proper payments for these services.”

Westside Surgical asserts that it and its legal counsel sent letters demanding immediate payment of the outstanding amounts to no avail, as well as provided a spreadsheet containing the details of all outstanding bills.

“The embassy materially breached the agreements by failing to pay Westside Surgical in accordance with the terms set forth in the agreements,” the suit says. “Westside Surgical has been and continues to be injured as a result of the embassy’s breach.”

Consequently, the medical facility seeks unspecified monetary damages.

It is represented by Jammy M. Kiggundu of the law firm Douglass & Kiggundu, PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:18-CV-2338

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