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Lawsuit Charges Kaiser Foundation Health Plan with Unfairly Denying Coverage to Treat Lipedema

By Gianelli & Morris |

On May 16th, the California insurance law firm Gianelli & Morris filed a complaint in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in the case of Elena Valencia, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health, Plan, Inc., Case No. 19STCV17131. The lawsuit alleges that Kaiser breached its contractual duties and acted in bad faith by… Read More »

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What are the Types of Damages for Insurance Bad Faith?

By Gianelli & Morris |

When a health insurance company wrongly denies your claim for benefits in California, you may have a right to file a claim for bad faith against your insurer. If successful, an insurance bad faith lawsuit will entitle you to receive compensation in the form of money damages. If you want to learn our other… Read More »

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Bad Faith Rescission of a Health Insurance Policy

By Gianelli & Morris |

For the majority of the time that you maintain a health insurance policy, you are paying—or your employer is paying on your behalf—far more in premiums than you’re receiving in benefits. You pay these premiums so that you can rest assured that you’ll have coverage when you need it, such as when you’re injured… Read More »

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Gianelli & Morris Sues Anthem, Inc. over Denial of Insurance Coverage for Lipedema

By Gianelli & Morris |

On January 17, 2019, Gianelli & Morris, a Los Angeles insurance bad faith law firm, filed a complaint against Anthem, Inc. and its utilization management arm Anthem UM on behalf of Robin Goolsby, a patient diagnosed with Stage 3 advanced lipedema whose request for coverage for tumescent liposuction was denied. Anthem UM’s denial letter… Read More »

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Attorney Gianelli Files Complaint Against Anthem Blue Cross of California

By Gianelli & Morris |

Attorney Robert Gianelli filed a complaint in the Superior Court of Los Angeles on September 14th, 2018, alleging that Blue Cross of California (doing business as Anthem Blue Cross) wrongfully denied benefits and acted in bad faith towards a client. The suit alleges that Blue Cross of California denied treatment for his client’s stage… Read More »

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Class Certified Against United HealthCare for Refusing to Cover Artificial Lumbar Disc Surgery

By Gianelli & Morris |

The United States District Court of the Central District of California has certified a class of plaintiffs in a Gianelli & Morris lawsuit alleging that UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company categorically denies coverage for artificial lumbar disc surgery as “unproven” despite the fact that the surgery is safe and effective. Hill v. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, Case… Read More »

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LaRue V. Accountable Health Care, IPA

By Gianelli & Morris |

Rob Gianelli of Gianelli & Morris and Rene Kern of the Kern Law Group obtained a $7,225,000 jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff Terry LaRue, against Accountable Health Care, IPA (“Accountable”) for failure to provide LaRue with timely and necessary medical services, resulting in a permanent and disabling injury to his hand. Mr. LaRue’s… Read More »

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Gianelli & Morris wins class certification against Blue Shield over its refusal to cover artificial lumbar disc surgery as “investigational.”

By Gianelli & Morris |

Gianelli & Morris wins class certification in case against Blue Shield over its refusal to cover artificial lumbar disc surgery as “investigational.” Gianelli & Morris has won class certification in a class action lawsuit against Blue Shield of California on behalf of patients who had their requests for artificial lumbar disc surgery denied as… Read More »

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Gallimore v. Kaiser

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Gallimore v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Alameda County Superior Court Case No. RG12-616206 Gianelli & Morris Wins Class Action Lawsuit Gianelli & Morris has won a class action lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (“Kaiser”) on behalf of Wendy Gallimore and thousands of Kaiser patients. Kaiser refused to provide reconstructive surgery for excess… Read More »

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Robert Gianelli Receives a 2015 Clay Award under the Disability Rights Category

By Gianelli & Morris |

California Lawyer magazine is a prestigious and trusted legal publication in California. Every year, the magazine publishes a list of the “California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year,” also known as the CLAY Awards. The awards recognize 27 achievements in 17 areas of legal practice, honoring lawyers throughout the state whose achievements had a significant… Read More »

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