Jury Awards $ 19 Million Against Insurer
A jury recently awarded a former U.S. marine $ 19 million in a case he brought after his insurer wrongfully denied his covered claims arising from a lengthy hospital stay. The marine had a procedure that was slated for a 19 day stay and circumstances required a lengthy 109 day stay instead. The insurance company denied his claims, and the lawsuit ensued. Juries don’t like it when insurance companies second guess doctors on what treatment is medically necessary. The marine had an accident indemnity policy that was supposed to pay $ 350 a day for non-medical expenses such as rent and electricity while he was hospitalized. If your insurance company denies your claim, call CGWC for a free consultation.