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Health insurance disputes are nothing new, but recent moves by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) have been causing financial worries for their customers and concern amongst legal professionals like the attorneys at Gallagher Davis. In the fall of 2017, Anthem moved to withdraw coverage options from the Health.gov (Obamacare) marketplace in several states, including…Read more
2017 Year in Review
For years, colleagues had warned Matt Davis not to take on cases challenging health care benefits denials dealing with the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA). FEHBA is the federal statute that governs health benefits provided to federal employees and their families, but the standard of review is very favorable to the government and recovery…Read more
Tim Gallagher Wins New Trial for Injured Client
In 2014, Tim Gallagher filed suit against a negligent driver on behalf of his client who was severely injured when the driver rear-ended his car. With increasing neck and back pain that restricted his movement, career and normal daily life, the client needed compensation for medial costs as well as pain and suffering. Before trial,…Read more
Matt Davis Presents Legal Ethics CLE
Matt Davis has provided Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for colleagues in Missouri and Illinois several times over the years. Recently, in June, Mr. Davis presented two sessions at the National Business Institute CLE seminar on Legal Ethics for Everyday Practice facing Missouri and Illinois attorneys. Among the ethical concerns he covered, he educated attorneys…Read more
Matthew Davis wins Summary Judgment for Federal Employee in Mental Health Benefits Case
Gallagher Davis proudly represents clients who have been denied their rightful coverage under insurance and health care plans. This includes vigorously protecting clients’ rights to have mental health issues covered in a manner equivalent to how health care plans cover physical health. Several laws require this coverage including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act…Read more
Distracted Driving Accidents On The Rise–Know the Risks
Ever wonder why we see and read about so many incidents of horrific, yet preventable, car accidents in the news lately? One reason may well be the increase in distracted driving. Statistics show that out of all 15-19 year olds involved in fatal car accidents, 10% were classified as distracted drivers at the time of…Read more
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill Extending Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Eating Disorders
On May 13, 2015, lawmakers passed Missouri Senate Bill 145. The bill requires health benefit plans written in Missouri, as well as plans written outside of Missouri that cover Missouri residents, to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.
Health Insurers Continue to Deny ABA Therapy Coverage Despite Missouri Law
On May 19, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon announced that Missouri had reached a $4.5 million settlement agreement with Aetna. The insurance company had failed to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism in violation of a 2010 law mandating that insurance companies operating in Missouri provide such coverage.
Matt Davis Honored as Up & Coming Lawyer
Missouri Lawyers Weekly selected Matt Davis as one of 54 lawyers in Missouri that it honors for its annual “Up and Coming,” lawyer awards.
Tim Gallagher Secures Unanimous Jury Verdict against Safeco Insurance Company
On June 19, 2013 a jury in the City of St. Louis returned a verdict for one of our clients in a claim for benefits under the uninsured motorist provision of a Safeco auto policy.