Houston v. Blue Cross Blue Shield

Summary

Houston v. Blue Cross Blue Shield, 843 So.2d 542 (2nd Circuit) , LA ,   2003,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

N/A

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

attorney fees

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

n/a

Treatment Length :

N/A

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

increased

Damages

General Damages :

$20,100

Past Medicals :

$0

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$0

Other Damages :

$12,500

Total :

$32,600

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Woman involved in an insurance suit for failure to pay for cancer treatments in a timely manner.

Award Reason :

Trial court awarded $10,100 in benefits for that year, $10,000 in penalty and $10,000 in attorney’s fees pursuant to La.R.S. 22:657. They found the insurance company did not comply with La. R.S. 22:657 requiring all claims arising from terms of health and accidents to be paid with in 30 days from the date upon written notice or proof of claim. Appellate court agreed with the judgment and awarded an additional $2,500 in attorney’s fees.