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WellPoint/Blue Cross Liver Transplant Denial Trial Starts Monday
Date:2/21/2010

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According to the lawsuit, Blue Cross denied Ephram Nehme's time-sensitive liver transplant at Indiana University hospital even though Nehme's doctor told him that the medically necessary liver transplant would probably not be available in time in California.  The transplant was necessary to save his life.  As a result of Blue Cross's denial, Nehme paid more than $205,000 out of pocket for the surgery.  According to the lawsuit documents, Blue Cross denied the procedure without speaking with any of Nehme's doctors or reviewing all of Nehme's medical files.  A Blue Cross transplant nurse recommended that Blue Cross cover the Indiana transplant before the insurance company denied the claim.

Read Consumer Watchdog's letter to Congress demanding new legal accountability of the health insurance industry: http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org/resources/PatientsBillofRightsHouseSenate.pdf


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