Insurers Refuse to Pay ER Bills

Sadaka Associates Consumer Fraud, Insurance Claim Denial

Health insurance is intended to cover you in case of any medical emergency. Included in this are doctor visits, hospital stays and if needed, trips to the emergency room. Consumers who have health insurance shouldn’t have to second guess their choice to go to the emergency room if they find themselves ill or injured. Cloyd’s case Heath insurers are denying …

Employee Retirement Income Security Act

Sadaka Associates Disability Insurance Denials

People in need of disability coverage initially file with their insurance company. There are several providers who carry and support a range of claims. These insurers have benefits for short-term disability plans and others have policies to handle long-term claims. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was created to help protect those enrolled in plans and their beneficiaries. Inception …

Common Policy Points

Sadaka Associates Disability Insurance Denials

If a person seeking a benefits plan is not careful they could find themselves in an inadequate policy. Some providers have more options that cover short-term disability and others have more diverse policies concerning long-term disability. Each provider can cover similar aspects in terms of policy, but the exact limitation may range. What is covered in most plans Most providers …

Wells Fargo: You Can’t Sue Because You Should Have Known We Misled You

Sadaka Associates Business Disputes, Consumer Fraud

In today’s business world, it comes as no surprise companies make claims about their products or services that may not hold up under intense scrutiny. However, when it comes to banks, customers generally want to believe they can trust those who are managing their money. Yet according to a recent legal argument by Wells Fargo, consumers should have known all …

What to Consider With an Out of Court Settlement

Sadaka Associates Business Disputes, Class Action Lawsuits, Consumer Fraud, Defective Drug, Defective Products, Hazardous Chemicals, Medical Device Safety, Serious Personal Injury, Whistleblower Lawsuits

When a plaintiff is offered an out-of-court settlement, it’s usually because the defendant wants to avoid going to trial. Whether to accept a settlement offer is a big decision for a plaintiff. They must decide if it is better for them to accept what has been offered, or reject it and let their case be decided by a judge and …

Not Liable for Faulty Products: Amazon on Consumer Disputes

Sadaka Associates Consumer Fraud, Defective Products

Online retailers are in an awkward position in terms of customer satisfaction and liability. As brick and mortar businesses continue to wane, e-commerce has grown to comprise roughly eight percent of all retail transactions, with Amazon leading as the largest internet-based retailer. While Amazon’s first-party transactions are typically handled with little incident, their facilitation of sales from third parties have …

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Theranos Facing Consumer Fraud Lawsuits

Sadaka Associates Consumer Fraud

The news is filled with stories about Theranos and allegations of a major scandal. It’s under federal criminal investigation by the Security and Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s Office. Consumers have responded by filing fraud lawsuits against Theranos. Let’s talk about the real story on what’s happening and why customers might be filing these lawsuits. Background on Theranos Theranos …

Bridgestone Involved In Price-Fixing Scheme

Sadaka Associates Consumer Fraud, Hazardous Chemicals

In reference to a report by The U.S. Department of Justice, Japan’s Bridgestone Corp agreed to plead guilty and pay $425 million in criminal fines for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices on certain automotive parts. This investigation has collected more than $2 billion in fines and 26 companies including Bridgestone have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead …

5 Ways To Avoid Fraud

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Fraud is one of the more serious criminal offenses with which a person can be charged.   In many cases fraud is financially driven because it can provide a profit for the assumed perpetrator. What Is Fraud? Essentially, fraud can be considered a misrepresentation and intentional deception by one person onto another for either personal gain or to damage the alleged …

Apply for SSI – Filing a Claim for Mental Impairments

Sadaka Associates Disability Insurance Denials, Social Security Disability

A claim for SSI benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for a mental disability or impairment can be granted as long as medical evidence can be provided to prove it. To apply for ssi, you must prove that you’re disabled from performing past relevant work for at least 12 months and that there are no alternative occupations that you’re able …