Two individuals suffering from limb loss have sued United Healthcare, claiming that the company’s policies with respect to coverage for artificial limbs are in violation of the law. The lawsuit is asking that United be required to change its policies going forward with respect to coverage for artificial limbs.
The company is accused of issuing blanket denials for some types of prosthetic limbs without property assessing the individual’s needs, what device will best meet those needs, and which alternative prosthetic devices will meet the individual’s needs. The lawsuit is asking that the company be required to change its policies going forward.
Specifically, the lawsuit is asking the court to order United Healthcare to take several actions. First, the plaintiffs are asking the court to order the company to revise its language and claims procedures with regard to payment for prosthetic limbs. They are asking that the company be required to reevaluate the Plaintiffs’ claims under the revised procedures. They are also asking that the company account for any profits it made as a result of improperly denying claims.
If you are an amputee and a customer of United Healthcare, and your claim for a prosthetic limb has been denied, you may be eligible to join the ongoing lawsuit against the company. Call me, Conal Doyle, California personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.