Chicago, IL asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Illinois

Q: Can I sue insurance company for denying additional surgery from 1st surgery in 1998 I’m 64 they refuse all doctors findi

I just looked at my medical records to find I have serious problem from back fusion 1998. Company knew and refuse to pay for surgery

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible you could sue, but more information is needed. Before exploring the expense of litigating, ask the carrier if they would reconsider their position if you provided something in writing from your surgeon attesting to the medical necessity of the surgery. For big ticket items such as surgery, it isn't uncommon for insurance carriers to deny pre-authorization if the request is made solely by the patient, without supporting medical documentation from a health care provider. Good luck

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