NFL Player Wins Medical Insurance Settlement

A former football player for the St. Louis Rams and current offensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints, reached a settlement with his health insurance company.

On Feb. 11, 2009, the plaintiff underwent surgery for a hernia that had been bothering him. He had become injured preparing for the National Football League combine. The annual NFL event tests potential athletes on their skills before league scouts and team management.

Despite paying for health insurance, the insurance provider refused to pay for the $40,000 in medical bills as a result of curing the hernia. They claimed that the surgery was an experimental procedure. The plaintiff disagreed and said the surgery was necessary and put his career back on track.

With the help of attorney Michael P. Glisson of the law firm of WWF&G in Alton, Illinois, the plaintiff was able to settle the insurance dispute and have his medical bills paid.

Insurance companies frequently claim treatment is experimental after the fact and deny payment. This leaves insureds in a stressful situation with the high cost of medical treatment.

In this case, the law firm of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson handled an insurance dispute for a professional athlete. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to need the legal services of Thomas Falb or Michael Glisson. We take pride in providing excellent counsel for everyday people from the Greater St. Louis Area on both sides of the Mississippi River — Illinois and Missouri. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience prosecuting lawsuits against insurance companies to the fullest extent.

Please contact us today for a free consultation. You will not owe us a penny unless we make a recovery on your behalf.