Injured Workers’ Advocates to Seek Penalties, Investigation: Lyons Magnus Insurer’s Ten-Year Failure to Provide Medical Care, Disability Compensation Drives Fresno Woman into Homelessness, Loses Custody of Children

 

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Why are there no effective penalties when workers’ compensation insurance companies harm patients through delaying and denying medical care?

 

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR : Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546, Steve@hopcraft.com; Twitter: @shopcraft

 

FRESNO, CA – The Fresno Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), whose members represent Californians injured on the job, have announced a news conference for Tuesday, August 6, at 11:00 am, outside Lyons Magnus headquarters to call for sanctions against, and an investigation into, serious and willful misconduct by the company’s workers’ compensation insurer.

“Even after a doctor agreed to by the company and their insurer determined the Fresno woman’s injury was a result of her work accidents, the insurance carrier continued to refuse medical care and disability compensation,” said Bret Grove, the woman’s attorney. “The insurance company drove her into homelessness and despair. She lost her job, her health and custody of her children. Why does the State of California allow workers’ compensation insurance companies to damage patients through delaying and denying medical care and disability compensation?”

 

WHAT:      Injured Lyons Magnus worker, her Attorney to call for sanctions against workers’ compensation insurer for ten-year failure to pay for injuries at work

 

WHEN:     11:00 am, Tuesday, August 6, 2013

 

WHERE:   Lyons Magnus, 3158 E. Hamilton, Fresno, CA 93702

 

 

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