Gilead Science’s hepatitis C cure Harvoni costs $99,000 for a 12-week treatment, and health insurance companies are denying coverage for patients unless they are extremely sick.
What You Can Do & How a Harvoni Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting individual cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had an insurance claim denied, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Hepatitis C and Harvoni
Harvoni has been hailed as a “miracle” drug for hepatitis C because it cures 95% of patients and has far fewer side effects than other treatments. Unfortunately, it is very expensive.
Many health insurance companies are not providing coverage unless Harvoni is “medically necessary,” meaning the patient has fibrosis or cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver.
The problem is that by the time hepatitis C has progressed to that point, it is not uncommon for patients to be suffering from debilitating fatigue, jaundice, chronic pain, and other symptoms. Furthermore, the longer the patient goes without a cure, the higher the chances they will transmit hepatitis C to another person.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not pursuing justice for our clients through a Harvoni class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits against health insurance companies that denied coverage to patients in the early stages of hepatitis C.
About Class Actions
Class actions are a good idea when a lot of people have very similar types of injuries. However, members may have to accept “low-ball” settlements with high attorneys’ fees, all without getting the justice they deserve.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Harvoni Class Action
Our attorneys specialize holding major corporations accountable for putting corporate profits above public safety. There is no excuse for health insurance companies that fail to provide coverage for life-saving medicines that cure deadly diseases.
We are filing individual lawsuits instead of a class action because we believe every person who was denied coverage for Harvoni deserves an attorney who is committed to their case. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you seek compensation for injuries caused by the progression of hepatitis C and coverage for Harvoni.
Do I have a Harvoni Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had an insurance claim denied, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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