It's no fun to be embroiled in a lawsuit over an unsettled claim. The vast majority of claims are resolved in negotiated settlements between the parties. That is a best-case scenario because it saves both time and money for the involved parties.
Insurance is big business. Each year, over 7,000 insurance companies rake in more than $1 trillion in premiums from their clients. The sheer size of the insurance industry can off incentives and opportunities for fraudsters to commit crimes.
The husband of an Oklahoma woman whose insurance company denied her cancer treatment said the jurors in her case "did her proud" by awarding $25.5 million to her family. His wife succumbed to complications of stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer on May 30, 2015.
A Walgreen's pharmacy in another state is a defendant in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by a teenager's survivors after the 19-year-old died when the pharmacy denied her prescription to fill a seizure medication.
It's certainly frustrating to have your insurance company deny a claim that appears to be perfectly legitimate. But can you sue your insurance provider for denying your claims?
When you are an aggrieved party in a type of legal dispute, your first step to resolution should not always be a lawsuit. You can save yourself a great deal of money and time by addressing the matter in a demand letter.
As the courts frown on litigants who file lawsuits frivolously, it's important to carefully weigh the decision to litigate a personal injury matter. It's important that you have all of your legal ducks in line before filing a petition for damages.
This month, just outside of Lexington, two Norfolk Southern Railroad freight trains smashed into one another and derailed. The accident occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on March 19 in Georgetown. The collision injured four people, and the subsequent fire caused police to order nearby residents to evacuate their homes.
Each year in the United States, $80 billion (or more) is stolen via insurance fraud. That cost is passed onto consumers when the cost of premiums rise.
After a civil suit is settled, it may appear as if everyone and their brother has a hand out for your money. But while denying requests for handouts may become routine, there is one claim that may be quite unexpected — your health care provider.