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Eating Disorder Attorneys Serving Pasadena and Los Angeles

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 result can be deadly.

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)

The Law Offices of Scott Glovsky Helps Eating Disorder Sufferers and Their Families Get Necessary Treatment

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:

  • Residential treatment
  • Inpatient hospitalization
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Peer support groups
  • Eating disorder education
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medical monitoring
  • Medication
  • Family therapy

Our lawyers have extensive experience helping both sufferers of eating disorders and their families.

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. We want to help, call us at 1-877-316-2093 or complete the issue form by following this link. We offer a free consultation.

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating Lawyers Help Families Seek Justice After Losing Loved Ones

If you’ve lost a loved one because of this terrible illness and a health insurer (or insurance company) denied treatment, we 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 us. This is a very serious illness that demands immediate attention.

Scott Glovsky has spoken at the National Eating Disorder Association’s Annual Conferences in New York City and Austin, Texas


The National Eating Disorders Association
National Institute of Health