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Los Angeles bad faith and personal injury trial attorney Scott Glovsky is nationally recognized as an advocate for the rights of the injured and insurance policyholders. People Magazine, CNN, CBS and the Oprah Winfrey Show have featured Mr. Glovsky’s clients in stories about people in need of critical medical treatments and procedures facing injustice. His insurance bad faith class action lawsuits against health insurance companies have helped millions of Los Angeles and Southern California patients gain access to behavioral therapies. Mr. Glovsky has received numerous awards for his work, including the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of California's “California Street Fighter of the Year” award and the “President’s Award of Merit” from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
After graduating from Cornell Law School, I returned to my hometown in Los Angeles and started to work for large corporate law firms defending insurance companies in bad faith lawsuits. I learned the strategies and tactics used by insurance companies to deny, delay and underpay claims. But I empathized with the people on the other side of the lawsuits up against terrifying situations, often fighting for their lives while the corporations that promised to help abandoned them in their time of need.
I left to help people - to make a difference in the lives of those who most need skilled legal support.
Because I understand how insurance companies think and operate, I can frequently stay one step ahead of their legal strategy. I’m happiest when I’m fighting for justice against big companies that think they’re untouchable. When people are at the lowest points in their lives – injured, depressed, and worried about their futures – I try to make a difference. I’m there to help alleviate their fears, loneliness and pain, and to let them know that they are no longer in this fight alone.
Los Angeles attorney Scott Glovsky is a street fighter when working to hold health insurance companies accountable. When Kaiser Permanente denied California children who are living with autism early intervention behavioral treatment, Scott helped them fight back. Scott prevailed in a class action lawsuit that paved the way for the children and their families to receive the critical treatments. When Anthem Blue Cross denied much-needed ongoing rehabilitation therapies to a child, Scott again fought to right the injustice and won. And when an Anthem Blue Cross doctor told his patient that he needed a liver transplant promptly but was denied by Anthem Blue Cross, Scott again took the case to trial and won.
These and similar cases fall into a category of the law known as bad faith. Insurance bad faith cases are unique because they allow a person to bring a lawsuit against a health insurance company and recover damages beyond what their underlying contract would allow. Every insurance contract includes an implied duty known as the “implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.” If an insurance company breaches this covenant, the policyholder may sue the company for bad faith, in addition to a standard breach of contract claim. The policyholder may then potentially recover punitive damages – damages a jury or judge may award because the health insurance company acted maliciously, oppressively or fraudulently.
Although they vary by type of claim, all insurance companies have legal and contractual duties. Generally, insurance companies must have policies and procedures in place to review and pay claims, investigate claims, determine coverage, pay proper values, and follow applicable laws and regulations. See our insurance law resource page for more details.
When insurance companies violate these duties, they may be acting in bad faith. Scott used to work for insurance companies, defending these types of suits, so he knows how often this happens He can use this experience to now fight for you. Contact us by calling (626) 243-5598, or fill out a confidential inquiry form.
Has your health insurance company denied you a treatment or service because it was not “medically necessary?” Lawyer Scott Glovsky is leading the charge in California against Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, CIGNA and other insurance plans that deny coverage to members on the basis that the services are not “medically necessary.” For more details click here.
Insurance lawsuits are governed by very specific federal and state laws. Our site offers insights into many of these laws and provides information on how you can appeal a health insurance coverage denial on your own. However, the best way to start is to call a lawyer. Scott offers a free consultation during which he can quickly tell you if he is (1) interested in your case, (2) under what laws your case may fall and (3) refer you to another lawyer if he is not the best lawyer for you.
Contact us by calling (626) 243-5598 or click here and fill out a confidential inquiry form.
Our history of success and the length of time we’ve been litigating bad faith and personal injury cases gives us the credibility and financial stability required to go after huge corporations. We are trial lawyers. We love going to trial, and we try cases to win. The other side fears good trial attorneys because experienced trial attorneys can obtain large jury verdicts. This creates leverage against the other side because we can affect their profitability, credibility and reputation.