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Huge Class Action Filed Against United Behavioral Health

Huge Class Action Filed Against United Behavioral Health

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC Files Groundbreaking Class Action Lawsuit Against United Behavioral Health on Behalf of Providers Filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the class action complaint alleges that the nation’s largest health insurer, United Behavioral Health, wrongfully denied mental health and substance use disorder claims by putting profits…Read the article
Hurricane Preparedness: Tips, Facts, To-Dos

Hurricane Preparedness: Tips, Facts, To-Dos

| Napoli Shkolnik News
While forecasting tools have come a long way and we have much better methods for predicting hurricane paths, which keep improving year after year, people are still at great risk from the ferocity of tropical storms and hurricanes. One major risk is due to the fact that people continue to build along the coastline in…Read the article
Colton Haynes & Dylan McDermott Share Addiction Stories

Colton Haynes & Dylan McDermott Share Addiction Stories

| Opioid Crisis
The former Arrow regular is just starting the road to sobriety, and the veteran actor has successfully stayed on that path for thirty-five years. In 2018, a combination of “depression, anxiety, alcoholism, & addiction” forced Haynes into a California hospital. Yet he describes his recovery as “the most beautiful struggle I’ve ever had to go…Read the article
What You Need to Know About Insurance Fraud

What You Need to Know About Insurance Fraud

| Napoli Shkolnik News
“Insurance fraud occurs when an insurance company, agent, adjuster or consumer commits a deliberate deception in order to obtain an illegitimate gain. It can occur during the process of buying, using, selling or underwriting insurance. Insurance fraud may fall into different categories from individuals committing fraud against consumers to individuals committing fraud against insurance companies.…Read the article
The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis

| Opioid Crisis
Pain is something we all experience in some way shape or form throughout our lives and we always want it gone as soon as possible. When you are living with severe pain from an injury, during surgery recovery, or from a disease or illness, you can reach a stage where you are desperate for relief.…Read the article
The Difference: Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft

The Difference: Identity Theft & Medical Identity Theft

| Civil Rights
Identity theft, which is basically stealing someone’s financial and personal information for personal gain, is considered to be the fastest growing crimes in the United States. In the US, identity theft costs people around $5 billion annually. Personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, address, and bank information are what is needed for…Read the article
Firm Files $40 Million Lawsuit  Against BCBS of Michigan

Firm Files $40 Million Lawsuit Against BCBS of Michigan

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the complaint alleges that the state’s largest health insurer has been underpaying and wrongfully denying claims related to treatment for substance abuse and other behavioral health disorders. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District…Read the article
How to Deal With Another Person’s Insurance Company

How to Deal With Another Person’s Insurance Company

| Personal Injury
Many experts would advise you against speaking with the other person’s insurance company. While you do need to call your own car insurance company to report the accident, you are under no obligation to talk to the other driver’s insurance carrier. The best way to deal with the other insurance carrier in most serious car…Read the article
New Study Explores Additional Youth Sports Dangers

New Study Explores Additional Youth Sports Dangers

| Personal Injury
The cumulative effects of small impacts may result in decreased brain development in children between 9 and 18, causing lifelong effects. Researchers at Dallas’ UT Southwestern Medical Center examined dozens of youth football players who had no history of head injuries. Gowtham Krishnan Murugesan and his team found that small, repetitive blows to the head,…Read the article
Victims Cry Foul Over Excessive Air Ambulance Bills

Victims Cry Foul Over Excessive Air Ambulance Bills

| Personal Injury
Charges as high as $55,000 for a one-hour ride are not uncommon, according to many accident victims. That was the amount ValleyMed charged Sonna Anderson after she fell off her horse in Montana. Even though a ground ambulance was already on scene and time was seemingly not a factor, emergency responders insisted on the airlift.…Read the article