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Over 18 Years of Helping Clients when they need It Most
The personal injury attorneys at the West Palm Beach law firm of Murray Guari have been achieving exceptional results for victims of managed care abuse throughout Florida and the United States for more than 20 years of experience.
Managed care and HMO’s have taken over the health care in this country. The goal of these organizations is to reduce health care costs which then opened the doors to abuse, particularly when approving payment for and providing care.
Sometimes people don’t get their benefits and are unable to get the treatment they require. And sometimes just the delay in waiting for the managed care company to make its decision may make the injury or illness worse or even cause death. When this occurs, HMO’s should be held accountable for the consequences of their negligent decisions. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that was enacted in 1974 to protect employee pension funds from theft, waste and mismanagement. This Act now includes all employee-based plans, including health insurance. However, court interpretations of ERISA preemption have left many patients with no option for recovery when HMO’s wrongfully deny care.
If you have been denied care that was medically necessary, your HMO failed to pay you timely (slow-pay / no-pay), you were forced to use an HMO Specialist known to deny care to patients and control costs and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call our Managed Care Litigation Lawyers or contact us here.