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United Healthcare Faces Class Action Lawsuit For 'Arbitrary' Therapy Payment Policy

United Healthcare Faces Class Action Lawsuit For 'Arbitrary' Therapy Payment Policy November 12, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA: Workers in the U.S. who received psychotherapy through their employers’ plans with United Healthcare Insurance Co. and United Behavioral Health (UBH) in California have filed a proposed class action, claiming the insurers have violated mental health laws
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Is a Health Plan Liable for the Negligence of an Unqualified Claims Reviewer?

Is a Health Plan Liable for the Negligence of an Unqualified Claims Reviewer? October 23, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Sherman, TX Johnson v. UnitedHealthcare raises more questions than it answers about how ERISA protects health plan participants who bring bad faith insurance lawsuits over denied medical claims. Stephen Johnson had more than his share of hardship. The law hasn’t helped him. But it’s a complicated story that will affect claimants and health insurers denying medical claims in California and throughout the country. So hang on.
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Are Missed Contributions Considered Plan Assets Under ERISA?

Are Missed Contributions Considered Plan Assets Under ERISA? March 22, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
San Francisco, CA: An ERISA lawsuit that alleged fiduciary failings on the part of principles involved with Accuracy Glass & Mirror Co. Inc. (Accuracy) was lost when appellate justices with the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that dismissed, in part, the pension plan lawsuit.
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Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit

Woman Injured in Las Vegas Shooting Launches Lawsuit October 13, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Las Vegas, NV: A 21-year-old college student from California has filed a multi-defendant lawsuit claiming their negligence is responsible for the injuries she sustained at a country music festival in Las Vegas as a deranged shooter fired a hail of automatic gunfire into a crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more on October 1, 2017.
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Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada

Takata Airbag Recalls in China, Dorado Airbag Injury Lawsuit Filed in Nevada September 26, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV: The angst over potential airbag failure and the airbag recall involving primary, and some side airbags manufactured by Takata has transferred to China now, with the recent announcement that General Motors and its Chinese joint venture Shanghai GM will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in China known to have faulty Takata airbags. Earlier, Volkswagen AG announced a recall of 4.86 million vehicles for similar reasons. Whether, or not this will result in an airbag lawsuit akin to litigation that is commonplace in the US remains to be seen – and whether recycled airbags and corresponding airbag injuries will also emerge as a tandem issue.
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Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers

Replacement Airbags Pose Serious Risk of Injury to Consumers August 23, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Las Vegas, NV: On Friday, August 18, 2017, attorneys for Karina Dorado, a young woman who suffered severe airbag injuries, filed suit in a Nevada state court. The case highlights the danger consumers face from replacement airbags. These are situations that slip through the cracks of massive airbag recall efforts and remain largely unaddressed by law.
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With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage

With Takata Falling, Airbag Injuries and Recycled Airbags Take Center Stage July 4, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Vegas, NV: Karina Dorado appears, by circumstance, to have become the latest poster child for airbag injuries. The 18-year-old Nevada resident was involved in a relatively minor front-end collision earlier this year from which most people would walk away. However, the force with which the driver’s side airbag in her used Honda Accord deployed shattered the inflator casing, sending shards of shrapnel into the young woman’s throat. She very nearly died.
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Airbag Injury to Young Teen Caused by Reused defective Airbag

Airbag Injury to Young Teen Caused by Reused defective Airbag June 23, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV: An otherwise minor crash in a car with a recalled airbag not only caused the young female driver emotional trauma, pain and injuries to her neck and vocal cords, but also speaks to just how a defective airbag got into her car in the first place, together with the lack of effective oversight.
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Airbag in Salvaged Used Car Explodes in Minor Crash

Airbag in Salvaged Used Car Explodes in Minor Crash May 1, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Las Vegas, NV: A Nevada woman suffered serious injuries when the airbag in a used car that her father gave her as a gift exploded.
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Woman Claims She Suffered Injuries from Shingles Vaccine

Woman Claims She Suffered Injuries from Shingles Vaccine March 27, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Dallas, TX: Patients who suffered injuries after receiving the shingles vaccine Zostavax may have lawsuit claims against the vaccine's manufacturer for allegedly failing to warn consumers of the vaccine's risks.
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