A chiropractic clinic pursued a “class action” suit against Liberty Mutual and several of its subsidiaries, including Safeco Insurance, in the state of Illinois. A class action suit is one in which the class representative acts on behalf of many claimants when the monetary value of each claim is relatively small and it would seldom justify lawsuits on behalf of each individual. There is a proposed settlement awaiting court approval.
The basis of the claim is that Liberty Mutual would pay less than the amount charged by an injured person’s medical providers. The claimant alleged that Liberty Mutual used a computerized bill review system to reduce its payments, which was not disclosed to its insureds. The proposed settlement also references two similar lawsuits against Liberty Mutual in the states of Washington and Oregon. The class action suit also includes Minnesotans who purchased No-Fault Insurance from Liberty Mutual or Safeco.
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Under the terms of the agreement, if approved by the court, Liberty Mutual would have to pay medical care providers pursuant to an agreed health care cost database for a period of five (5) years after the date of the settlement. It also provides that if an insured paid money to the doctor or other health care provider as a result of Liberty Mutual not paying the full amount of the provider’s charge, then that person would be entitled to compensation pursuant to the terms of the agreement. The terms of the settlement and the various forms can be found online at: Legal Notice of Class Action Settlement Involving Liberty Policies . There are time limits to join in the lawsuit.
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Other No-Fault insurers in Minnesota use cost containment systems to justify not paying the full amount of an injured person’s medical treatment. If you have any questions about your own car insurance company’s payment of your claims or treatment of you, you can call our office for a free consultation at: 763-780-8500. We are located in Anoka County and serve the north metro and Twin Cities suburban areas.
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