Health Care Litigation
I started working on health-care related class litigation in the early 1990s with “coinsurance” litigation that contested the way health insurers and HMOs were calculating their insureds’ percentage copayments. These cases included a week-long bench trial in which our certified class prevailed and was entitled to 100% of their “damages” (in that case, ERISA benefits). These cases also morphed into a wide variety of disputes, including cases that involved a challenge to how a Blue Cross adjudicated its hospital and doctor claims.
These are some of the health-care related class cases I am now investigating and/or prosecuting:
- Challenges to over-priced medical goods and pharmaceuticals;
- Cases involving the practice by some Florida hospitals to file and then collect upon invalid hospital liens;
- Improper “balance-billing” by physicians regulated by Florida’s PIP statutes.