Attendant Care Service Settlement For Quadriplegia Car Accident Victim
The insurance company was paying for 16 hours a day for care when he required 24 hour a day services. The lawsuit alleged underpayment of benefits for necessary attendant care services, which included turning him during sleeping hours to avoid pressure sores, assistance with a quadriplegic bowel program, catheterization, and other special needs for accident related injuries. The settlement also required the insurance company to pay a higher rate for these services. Under the settlement terms, the insurance company is paying for back benefits owed and future benefits.