Nagel Rice was Awarded $2.3 million in fees and expenses Tuesday for their work toward a settlement over denied insurance coverage for eating-disorder treatments

By Greg Kohn

May 16, 2012 – Nagel Rice was awarded $2.3 million in fees and expenses Tuesday for its work towards a settlement over denied insurance coverage for eating-disorder treatments. U.S. District Judge Faith Hochberg in Newark made the award based the recommendation of a special master.

The suit, Drazin v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 06-6219, claimed Horizon improperly limited coverage by categorizing the eating disorders as nonbiologically based mental disorders. The settlement, reached in November 2008, provides $1.2 million in reimbursements for past denied claims and creates a dispute resolution mechanism for future denied claims.

Bruce Nagel says he is pleased with the opinion and “it’s especially pleasing that another law firm that tried to take a piece of the fee for contributing nothing was denied any portion of the fee.”

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The attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in a wide range of matters including personal injury, automobile accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice, business litigation and class action cases.

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Greg Kohn is a partner at Nagel Rice and specializes in complex civil litigation cases, including professional malpractice, personal injury, class actions, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial litigation.  He has extensive experience representing clients in both state and federal court. Greg has tried many jury trials to verdict and has recovered over $50 million in settlements and verdicts in all types of personal injury matters including automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, slip and falls, and other catastrophic injury cases. Greg also handles medical malpractice cases, involving misdiagnoses, wrongful birth, and delayed cancer diagnosis. If you have questions regarding this article, you can contact Greg here.