Insurer Tries to Play Hardball, Strikes Out
Sabrina B. was severely hurt by a hit-and-run driver and spent a lot of time in a wheelchair while being treated for her injuries. When she was finally better, Sabrina was told by her health insurance company that because of a federal law called ERISA, she would owe them as much as $340,000 from any insurance settlement. She first went to another big personal injury firm, where they told her that she had to pay the money back. That’s when Sabrina decided it was time for Dianne Sawaya to help her. Dianne dug deep into the matter and determined the health insurer wasn’t entitled to any of Sabrina’s settlement. The health insurer didn’t like it, but had to agree. Sabrina got to keep her money.