Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance Company
Blue Cross is one of the world’s largest insurance providers. The massive insurer offers life and health coverage to millions of people across the US, including many in California. As is the case with many massive insurers, Blue Cross Life & Health sometimes prioritizes corporate profit over providing the best quality coverage for its policyholders, in some cases to the point of violating California laws, such as those requiring good faith and fair dealing with consumers.
Justice for policyholders with wrongly-denied claims
Policyholders are entitled to receive the coverage they pay for when purchasing life and health insurance coverage. If they don’t receive that coverage, they deserve to have a legal advocate on their side standing up against corporate greed from insurers. The dedicated and aggressive California bad faith insurance lawyers at Gianelli & Morris have been fighting for policyholders’ rights for decades, ensuring that massive corporations such as Blue Cross Life & Health can’t take advantage of individual customers with impunity. If you’ve been the victim of a bad faith claim denial or have otherwise failed to receive the coverage you’re owed under your Blue Cross policy, contact the Los Angeles offices of Gianelli & Morris for a consultation on your case.
Gianelli & Morris fighting for coverage of lipedema treatments for Blue Cross customers
Lipedema is the name for a health condition involving overgrowth of fat storage cells under the skin, often in the thighs, legs, and arms. These fat cells tend to swell and grow irregularly. Lipedema affects women disproportionately, with about 11% of women suffering from symptoms of the disorder. While the causes of lipedema are not conclusively known, it is believed to be caused in part by hormonal changes. Lipedema becomes progressively worse over time and can result in painful swelling and tenderness of the tissues, a greater tendency to bruise, pain in the joints, and hardening of tissues. There are few successful treatments available for lipedema. In fact, the National Institutes of Health recognizes surgical removal of the affected fat tissues as the only way to eliminate these cells from the body.
Despite the pain and harmful consequences that can result from lipedema, Blue Cross Life & Health policyholders have struggled to obtain approval of claims for tumescent liposuction, the procedure widely recognized as the only effective way to treat lipedema. Blue Cross has historically denied these claims on the basis that it is useful for aesthetic reasons but not for reasons of improving health, despite the evidence of lipedema’s painful effects. The dedicated patient advocates at Gianelli & Morris have launched class action claims against Blue Cross Life & Health on behalf of lipedema patients who have had coverage of these treatments wrongly denied by their insurer.
Our Insurance Lawyers Stand Up to Bad Acts by Blue Cross Life & Health Insurance
If you’ve been the victim of a bad faith insurance claim denial in California, find out if you’re entitled to money damages through a claim against your insurer by contacting the Los Angeles bad faith insurance lawyers at Gianelli & Morris for a consultation at 213-489-1600.