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Eagle Medical Worker Speaks Out

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON Tenn. - The former payroll manager for Eagle Medical Services spoke out about claims that the company has not been paying its employees.

Patti Lovette told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News she resigned from Eagle Medical, a private medical transportation service, in May. Lovette claimed she has not been paid for nearly five weeks of work.

"Five weeks, two full checks," said Lovette. "We get paid every two weeks, and a half of another one."

Lovette claimed other employee's have also not seen paychecks, and her last few days on the job were hard.

"It was really difficult for me to know those people were out there busting their butt not getting paid," said Lovette.

Eagle Medical Services' attorney assured us every employee has a right to their paycheck. They said the company was under a 100% Medicare review that prevented them from receiving payment from Medicare.

Even with complaints of payroll problems, Lovette said she still loved working for the company.

"This has been the hardest decision I've ever made," said Lovette. "I have a 16 year friendship, and it's gone."

Eagle's attorney said starting at the first of this month, Medicare will only review 25 claims a month, and will release funding to the company.