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Insurer punished for failing to pay claim - News

There are 51 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jan 15, 2009, titled Insurer punished for failing to pay claim - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

LIHUE>> A Kauai judge has ordered an insurance company to pay $325,000 to an 80-year-old woman who was forced to rely on handouts from neighbors when the company failed to honor a claim.

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Gerard lales

Poulsbo, WA

#42 Sep 14, 2012
IMAGINE.....the honorable surgeon has already "organized "...... the surgery......
Renting the operation room.......anesthesiologists .......nurses......bed.......e tcetera .......
Gerard lales.......current case(hemic)as of 13 sept 2012......
I heard that they may retaliate against definitely could not get any better than that.....
Gerard lales

Poulsbo, WA

#43 Sep 14, 2012
ravingpunatic wrote:
gee, if HEMIC had paid the legitimate 48K claim, they would have avoided the 325K judgement. sounds a little like pulling their usual tricks to be penny wise, and ending up pound foolish. sorry no sympathy here, insurance companies make unprecedented levels of profit year after year, and are notorius for their arrogance, including bonus schemes for MD's who can find ways to DQ a claim.
Answ:it is way more vicious.....they scare the day light out of any potential claimant.

Poulsbo, WA

#44 Sep 14, 2012
These guys wearing orange jumpsuits.......

United States

#45 Sep 14, 2012
Gerard lales wrote:
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Answ:it is way more vicious.....they scare the day light out of any potential claimant.
By discouraging any lawyer to take your case......we are talking about years and years of litigation

Joe Balls

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#46 Sep 14, 2012
Insurance and booze are the only industries to thrive in hard times. The worse it is for us, they better they like it. Vote out any incumbant politician you can, because lobbiests have burrowed so deeply into Washington we'll never get them out completely.
gerard remond Lales

San Leandro, CA

#47 May 16, 2014
When ever my case with hemic will be over.....I will get dove to the supreme court if I have too....
And I will......expose hemic for what they have done to me......
gerard remond Lales

San Leandro, CA

#48 May 16, 2014
NOHUHU wrote:
Mr. Love and HEMIC insurance providers of Workmans Comp likes to go on TV with his stupid commercial claiming what a wonderful company they are. They are for the companies they represent but now we know if you are injured on the job they will fight you all the way to trial. I also was injured on the job and was denied benefits from the beginning. My employer refused to accept my injury(fear of higher premiums) even though I had witnesses (police reports)and followed the proper procedure.They even denied paying the ambulance and emergency bill. The insurance company (First Insurance) along with the company put me through 18 months of severe pain both mantally and physically. My family suffered along with me. Finally I had to go get a lawyer who filed the necessary papers and retrieved my rights.The reason HEMIC and other insurance companies boasts that they are returning premiums to these companies is because they will deny you benefits and fight you all the way if you are hurt and most will give up without any benefits. I hope no one gets injured on the job but if you do seek a Attorney at the begginning because thats the only way you will recieve help. Because of their failure to help me at the begginning I am crippled for life. Everytime I see one of their commercials I think about the injured workers under their coverage and the suffering they will be going through. Evil and greed is their motto.
maybe class action lawsuit....
gerard remond Lales

San Leandro, CA

#49 May 16, 2014
For the last 8 years hemic has systematically denied every single attempts from my md or surgeon
To fix my poor have to literally drag them to the labor department.......and then they really try not to comply with the ld's calling your surgeon 1 hour before surgery ordered by the labor department and say "you may not get paid for it".....they are above the law
And they know it......they deal with you as if you were a " subhuman".....!!!!!
they will not fix you......and they will not 8 years I got 3 surgeries .....could have been done in 2 or 3 years......and..still one surgery to go....??!?!?
While your other parts of your body that were Ok ......are deteriorating because the ones that need
repair.......are not repaired on time...creating you are so sick on pain killers ravaging your liver.....kidneys.....
stomach.......and so on..that you see your health degradading..and YOU CAN NOT settle anything at all........from a " force of nature"
I have become a prematurely very old man.......With a shut down excruciating pain......
hemic is abusing workers who got hurt on their job......on a unprecedented level of tyranny....
they will be's just a matter of time......because tyranny can fool good people for a while but not for ever.....
...lately an honorable man admitted....that There is no way hemic could abuse the people of hawaii without political support.saying..."..I Guess Everybody has to shut up and take it.." until they are fed up...i dont know about that and I think that hawaii is to much of a
gorgeous land with aloha to have vultures....ruining the life of so many for the profit of just a total impunity....again mr hemic my name is Gerard Lales.and your company has ruined my strong body.....and I am not afraid to tell.... and honestly I can fathom a class action lawsuit against the near future.......we can change our society for the "better" by exposing unethical companies....hurting our people through their soul......just for "money"......
And the atrocities you are committing on the people of the name of business.....the list is endless ....I bet......
There is plenty of good hemic.......SHAME ON YOU........
karma will catch up with are as evil as evil can be......
Aloha from hawaii and god bless you.......
Quakteanro Gugiliamphotbo

Van Nuys, CA

#54 May 16, 2014
Your squirrel is not doing his tree work on Mondays. You better fire him off the three day swarex dude.

Los Angeles, CA

#55 May 10, 2015
Hal wrote:
I'd like to hear more about his case. Has HEMIC been sued by other injured workers?
If no can, no can!!!
Joe Balls

Waianae, HI

#56 May 10, 2015
On the company side of it, I'd like them to go after all the fakers in a more militant manner, but they won't because it keeps the lawyers busy. We all know people that "can't work ever again" because of their injured finger or they broke a toe. Turn the bastids in if you can. "Job stress" is NOT an injury in my book, you can change your job anytime you like. If people had more self-respect in these times it would go a long in making things better. Better yet, buy some stock in an insurance company. I did just that years ago and feel better ever time something bad happens. Insurance companies make their money from billion dollar real estate investments, not stealing from their customers.

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