Insurance Denials for Proton Therapy Treatment for Cancer Patients

Many patients who are receiving treatment for cancer may pursue proton therapy. This recent development in radiation therapy uses protons instead of X-rays. Since X-rays are known to put patients at risk of additional illnesses, proton therapy is extremely promising with fewer side effects. However, the availability of this treatment is limited to only a […]

Can Insurance Companies Deny Cancer Treatment?

The answer to the question of “Can insurance companies deny cancer treatment?” is often different from the answer to the question of “Do insurance companies deny cancer treatment?” Although federal law often prohibits insurance companies from denying certain vital cancer treatments, patients are often forced to fight for coverage. In some cases, patients may even […]

Las Vegas Jury Awards $200M Against Sierra Health, Subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare

Earlier this month, a Las Vegas jury awarded the family of a man who was wrongly denied health insurance coverage a $200 million civil verdict against Sierra Health and Life Insurance. William George “Bill” Eskew was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015. Mr. Eskew and his wife purchased a health insurance policy from Sierra Health […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Sues Blue Cross Blue Shield for Wrongful Denial of Cancer Treatment

We are proud to represent clients against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas when it wrongly denies proton beam radiation therapy for cancer. This is because regardless of medical necessity, BCBS has a uniform policy to deny proton therapy treatment and force insureds to seek suboptimal treatment. Our client seeks to hold BCBS responsible for […]

Health Insurance Claim Denials: Aetna Doesn’t Review Medical Records

Recently, in a California insurance lawsuit involving the wrongful denial of health insurance benefits to a 19-year old claimant suffering from a rare immune-system disorder, a former medical director at Aetna (the defendant health insurer) admitted under oath to having never reviewed patient medical records when determining whether to deny health insurance claims. The testimony […]