Eating Disorder Health Claim Denial Lawyer
Serving Los Angeles, Claremont, and Pasadena
Our eating disorder cases have deeply impacted our legal practice. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are very serious diseases. The disease prevents sufferers from leading healthy emotional, social, and spiritual lives. Eating disorders can often become chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening. To battle this debilitating disease, it is critical that the sufferer get help. Yet many insurance companies deny and delay critical services and treatments. The results can be deadly. In instances where those suffering from an eating disorder were injured due to the negligence of an insurance provider, seek the assistance of a Los Angeles County eating disorder lawyer to build a claim and fight for any damages that you may be entitled to. To discuss your case or learn more about what options may be available, consult with an injury attorney in LA County today.
Eating Disorder Statistics
- Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
- Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents
- Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression
- Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder)
Getting Treatment for Eating Disorders
The precise cause of eating disorders is not entirely understood. Causes are believed to be based on biological, psychological, and/or environmental abnormalities. Whatever the cause, it’s clear that sufferers need help. Experts believe early diagnosis and intervention help enhance recovery.
Health insurance companies are obligated to provide a variety of health services to sufferers. This may include one or more of the following, which if not provided should warrant contact with a Pasadena eating disorder attorney:
- Residential treatment
- Inpatient hospitalization
- Outpatient treatment
- Individual or group therapy
- Peer support groups
- Eating disorder education
- Nutritional counseling
- Medical monitoring
- Family therapy
Hiring a Los Angeles County Eating Disorder Attorney
Scott Glovsky is nationally recognized as an eating disorder lawyer. He brought national attention to the fight against insurance companies for denying care for eating disorder patients in the case of Janell Smith. The case was featured on the major networks including CNN and CBS. Mr. Glovsky appeared live with Janell’s parents on The Early Show from New York City. Click here to learn about the story.
If your health insurer has denied treatment related to an eating disorder or payment for such treatment, we can help. We have substantial experience fighting insurance companies that have denied coverage for eating disorders.
Seeking Justice Following an Eating Disorder
If you’ve lost a loved one because of this terrible illness and a health insurer (or insurance company) denied treatment, our Los Angeles, Claremont, and Pasadena eating disorder lawyers may be able to seek justice for your loss. Nothing can bring back your child, but bringing a suit against the organization that caused or contributed to the loss of your child is a way to send a message to this organization to never deny these medically necessary services to a suffering child.
In addition, large settlements and verdicts send a strong economic message to insurance companies that deny critical services to individuals with eating disorders. Million-dollar judgments encourage insurance companies to change and replace bad policies with good ones. These judgments also support good doctors in insurance companies who advocate for patients despite the additional costs and negative impact on insurance company profits.
If your health insurance company refuses to pay for you or a loved one’s eating disorder treatment, please contact the Law Offices of Scott Glovsky. This is a very serious illness that demands immediate attention.