Attorney Jeffrey Sweetland secured a federal court judgment totaling $272,628.43 against an employer who did not pay medical claims under its self-funded group health insurance plan, even though it knew that the plan participants were receiving explanations of benefits (EOBs) that falsely assured them that those very same claims were being paid. Some of the participants eventually paid those bills themselves. Those who could not pay them saw their personal credit ratings slashed as a result. Federal District Judge Barbara Crabb ordered the employer to make good on the payments promised in the EOBs, along with prejudgment interest. She also ordered the employer to pay the attorney fees and costs incurred in obtaining the judgment against it. More information about this case may be found here.
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