Blue Cross Blue Shield sued for allegedly denying healthcare coverage

Kyle Barnett Apr. 3, 2012, 3:44am

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing his health insurance provider for allegedly not paying for his healthcare costs.

Rahim E. Ebrahimpour filed suit on March 26 against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Ebrahimpour claims he contracted the defendant to provide him with health insurance in September 2009. The plaintiff claims he was not aware of his coronary artery disease until November 2010 when he suffered chest pains and found three of the arteries to his heart were blocked.

Prior to undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft the plaintiff claims his doctors received verification from the insurer that all bills would be paid, but the plaintiff alleges the defendant denied coverage following the surgery.

Ebrahimpour asserts rehabilitation services following the surgery were paid by the insurer even though the surgery that necessitated them was not covered. The defendant is accused of illegally denying the plaintiff reimbursement of his healthcare costs based on an allegedly false determination of a preexisting condition.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought to penalize the defendant for allegedly breaking state law regarding reimbursement by insurers in addition to legal costs.

Ebrahimpour is being represented by W. Travis Bousquet of New Orleans-based Law Office of David Aden, LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division P Judge Lee V. Faulkner, Jr.

Case number 712811

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