Valleywide Legal Blog

Many Hospitals Prey On Their Patients

Last week’s New York Times ran an article about how rich hospitals profit from their patient’s car accidents.  The article showed how hospitals take advantage of old lien laws enacted to ensure patients received treatment in the days before widespread … Read More

Posted in Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Insurance Law, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, plaintiff |

The Pre-Existing Condition

For quite a few years now, we have been bombarded with references to “pre-existing conditions.”  All politicians seem to promise that they will protect the voters from losing coverage for pre-existing conditions.  A review of the record and of the … Read More

Posted in Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Insurance Law, Medical Costs |

The Cooperation Clause

THE COOPERATION CLAUSE DAMRON v. SLEDGE AND ITS PROGENY A PRIMER by William Sandweg III John Ager Every insurance contract imposes upon the insured party an express or implied duty to cooperate with the insurer.  This duty is commonly referred … Read More

Posted in Insurance Law |