Insurers Have Good Incentive to Deny Spinraza for People Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy; a $750,000 Per Year Price Tag

Insurers like Anthem Blue Cross are denying coverage to members living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (“SMA”) across California.  We have filed lawsuits on numerous occasions for health plan members who have been denied expensive but necessary medications, saving the insurers hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is possible that this is the motivation for insurers […]

DMHC Enters Settlement With Kaiser Permanente After Finding Repeated Failures to Provide Timely Mental Health Services

Last month, the California Department of Managed Healthcare (“DMHC”), the California body charged with regulating managed health care plans, announced a settlement agreement with Kaiser Permanente, the trade name for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, The Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and the Permanent Medical Group. The agreement followed and investigation by the DMHC finding repeated […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 28: Grant Lawson

Listen to the full episode here. Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky and I’m your host for this podcast where we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. This is a storytelling podcast so we have great lawyers tell great stories from cases that had a […]

Denied Spinraza? We Can Help

Earlier this week, Kaiser Health News published a story focused on a California woman who was denied Spinraza, a groundbreaking new drug which treats the debilitating condition of spinal muscular atrophy. Spinraza was approved by the FDA in December of 2016. When the patient requested Spinraza from her insurer, Kaiser, the medication was denied because Kaiser […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 27: Grover Porter

Listen to the full episode here. Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky, and I’m your host for this podcast where we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. This is a storytelling podcast, so we have great lawyers tell great stories from cases that had a […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 26: Jim Fitzgerald

Listen to the episode here. Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky and I’m your host for this podcast where we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. This is a storytelling podcast where we have great lawyers tell great stories of trials that had a significant […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 25: Andy Vickery

Listen to the full episode here. Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky and I’m your host for this podcast where we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. First, today I’d like to thank our exclusive sponsor, Traci Kaas, from The Settlement Alliance-WEST. Traci is a […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 23: Joy Bertrand

Listen to the full episode here. Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky and I’m your host for this podcast were we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. First today, I’d like to thank our exclusive sponsor Traci Kaas from the Settlement Alliance West. Traci is […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 22: Ken Levinson

Listen to the full episode here.  Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky and I’m your host for this podcast where we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. First, today I’d like to thank our exclusive sponsor, Traci Kaas from the Settlement Alliance West. Traci is […]

Transcript for Trial Lawyer Talk, Episode 21: Vicki Slater

Listen to the full podcast here. Scott Glovsky:                   Welcome to Trial Lawyer Talk. I’m Scott Glovsky, and I’m your host for this podcast, where we speak with some of the best trial lawyers in the United States. First, I want to thank our exclusive sponsor, Tracey Kass. She provides settlement planning services to parties that […]