This is the second nursing home class action involving dental policies we’ve handled in Oklahoma. Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable in society and they’re often victimized because of it. They were victims here.
Tulsa, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
The W.T. Johnson Team of nursing home abuse lawyers settled a $900,000 dental insurance class action suit against two large insurance companies in the Northern District of Oklahoma, Tulsa division, this spring.
The class action suit stemmed from the defendants improperly marketing dental insurance policies to 1,600 Medicaid recipients in nursing homes in Oklahoma, the case states.
As a result of the settlement, every claimant will get full reimbursement of the money he or she spent on the dental insurance policies.
“We do a lot of nursing home work,” said David Crowe, attorney with the W.T. Johnson team. “This is the second nursing home class action involving dental policies we’ve handled in Oklahoma. Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable in society and they’re often victimized because of it. They were victims here.”
According to court documents, some of the nursing home residents who bought the dental insurance didn’t even have teeth, and many were not even aware they had purchased the policies. The policies provided coverage that the patients already received under their Medicaid plans.
Both defendants have ceased their operations in the state of Oklahoma in the wake of the settlement.
The W.T. Johnson Law Firm is a team of personal injury and consumer attorneys in Dallas, Texas. The attorneys on the team have recovered more than $50 million for clients and have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in cases involving nursing homes, car wrecks and product liability, among others.
Court of Record: Northern Oklahoma District Court, Tulsa Division
Case Number: 10-CV-23-TCK-PJC
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