Blue Cross of California dba Anthem Blue Cross Denied Costly Yet Medically Necessary Spine Surgery For a Los Angeles Woman, Law Offices of Scott Glovsky Lawsuit Alleges
By Scott Glovsky on September 25th, 2018 in Insurance and Healthcare Denials, Insurance Bad Faith
CLAREMONT, Calif., September 24, 2018 – Scott Glovsky of The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Jessica Wethington McLean against Blue Cross of California dba Anthem Blue Cross for bad faith, unlawful business practices and breach of contract.
Anthem contracted to provide Jessica with medically necessary health care in exchange for monthly premium payments. However, Anthem Blue Cross shirked its responsibility when Jessica sought coverage for a medically necessary spine surgery to insert an artificial disk to address severe spinal cord compression at the C4-5 and C6-7 levels, extreme pain, fatigue and loss of neurological functioning. Jessica’s surgeon recommended the surgery yet Anthem Blue Cross denied the artificial disk replacement for a purported lack of medical necessity and instead would only agree to approve a surgery that research shows to have substantially worse outcomes than the disk replacement. Jessica received surgery after Anthem’s denial of coverage and is now responsible for substantial bills for treatment.
It is Jessica’s wish that through this case Anthem Blue Cross will accept responsibility for its actions, begin to reform its system and put in place policies that will assure that its members can access the medical treatment that they need in a timely fashion.
This case is Jessica Wethington McLean v. Blue Cross of California dba Anthem Blue Cross, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC709256.
About The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky
The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky has spent over two decades protecting policyholders from insurance company abuse. In both individual and class actions, the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky has fought for consumers to protect their rights when insurance companies act in bad faith and put their own profits ahead of the rights and interests of their insureds.