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Is Your Insurance Denying Coverage for Proton Therapy?

Proton Therapy and Insurance Claim Denial

Kantor & Kantor, LLP Fights for You to Get the Treatment You Need

Following a cancer diagnosis, patients work with their doctor to choose the treatment plan that is the best option for their specific situation. If you are currently discussing these decisions, your doctor may recommend proton therapy as part of your treatment.

Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes prevent cancer patients from receiving the medical attention they need by denying coverage for proton therapy. Contact Kantor & Kantor, LLP if your proton therapy claim has been denied.

Send us a message or call (877) 783-8686 to contact the California proton therapy insurance claim denial attorneys at Kantor & Kantor, LLP.

What is Proton Therapy?

Proton therapy, otherwise known as proton beam therapy, is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. This type of therapy is similar to the x-ray therapy that is traditionally used for cancer treatment, in that a machine is used to transfer radiation into the body. Unlike typical radiation therapy, which uses x-rays in the treatment process, proton therapy incorporates the use of protons to target cancerous cells.

Using a synchrotron or cyclotron machine, protons are sped up, creating energy that can be harnessed in the form of radiation beams that target tumors. When compared to x-ray treatment, there is less radiation that affects other, non-cancerous cells or continuously emits radiation as it is leaving the body. As a more targeted approach to cancer treatment, proton therapy produces less radiation-related side effects.

What to Do If Your Insurance Company Denies You Coverage

If proton therapy treatment has been suggested as a part of your cancer treatment course of action, your plans can be disrupted when your health insurance provider denies your claim. Sadly, this is an all-too-common occurrence that leaves many families feeling confused, hurt, and scared.

You deserve coverage for the cancer treatment you need. The proton therapy insurance denial attorneys at Kantor & Kantor, LLP will advocate for you!

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Our team has over 160 years of combined experience and the inside perspective of attorneys who have represented insurance companies in the past — we know the other side and are prepared to fight against it. Contact us for a free initial consultation. You don’t pay unless we win!


Call (877) 783-8686 or use our contact form to schedule a no-cost consultation with the Kantor & Kantor, LLP legal team. We have offices in Los Angeles (Northridge), Alameda, San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego.


What Sets Us Apart?

  • Free Case Consultations Provided
  • 160+ Years' Collective Experience
  • Thousands Of Cases Successfully Handled
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Recover Your Claim
  • Selected For Inclusion In The List Of Super Lawyers®

Client Testimonials

  • With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone.

    “Seemingly at the end of my rope with nowhere to turn, a friend suggested I call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, who referred me to you. From our first contact I began to feel hope where there had been none. You took over all communication with the insurance company. You kept me posted as things progressed and advised me as to each necessary action. What a relief you were! With you in my corner, I felt enabled and no longer alone. Some big insurance companies feel emboldened to take arbitrary action against those who do not have the resources to defend what is rightfully theirs. Thank goodness for people like you who advocate for folks in need. In closing, please know how very much our association has meant. You have restored my faith in the goodness of people and renewed my confidence in the future. I am forever grateful.”

    Shirley G.

  • There are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us.

    “I wanted to thank you again for all of your help. My daughter would not be in treatment without your help. I can never thank you enough, there are no words that can express the feelings of gratitude and relief I have that you helped us, and I believe saved my little girl. Taking her back to Timberline Knolls was very difficult in many ways, I wish UBH could know the damage they have done to her by having her go in and out like this. When she went into Timberline Knolls the first time she was not happy to go exactly, no one wants to go into treatment, but she was open to going in and ready, for the first time, to really look at her issues and work hard to get better. When she had to leave Timberline she expressed that she wished she could have stayed because she felt like she was finally at a place where she was getting better and, though it was hard, she was really opening up and dealing with her issues for the first time, something she has had a hard time doing. I just wanted you to know that she was going down to a really bad place and without you I don't know what would have happened except that she would not be at Timberline Knolls right now getting better and I thought you should know this. With unending gratitude.”

    R.

  • First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life.

    “First of all, I want to express my extreme gratitude for probably saving my daughter's life. By staying in treatment, the improvement is remarkable. She had been in eating disorder facilities many times, and treatment had been interrupted repeatedly by Anthem Blue Cross's denying benefits. Many of the health professionals were telling me that maybe my daughter was a hopeless case. You both gave me hope. She is still struggling with some residual issues around eating, but the change in her attitude, her ability to assess her own recovery, and her wish to live instead of to die, is evident in her life. Now she is back in school, after years of having her education disrupted by the eating disorder. She goes places with friends, and even goes out to restaurants for fun! This year marked the first holiday season for many years, when she had not been in a treatment facility. Other people gave up and you didn't. I can't thank you enough. You took the action that was necessary to keep my daughter in treatment long enough for it to work.”

    Anonymous

  • The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it!

    “I'm sending my heartfelt wishes to you and your team for a wonderful holiday. We celebrate Christmas this year with a lighter heart than past years - knowing how you made a difference for us and for so many others. The light at the end of the tunnel was masked, but we found it! And so, cheers to you and your incredible team. Have a wonderful and safe new year.”

    J.

  • Thank you a zillion times for your patience and time and absolutely helpful information.

    “Thank you a zillion times for your patience and time and absolutely helpful information. You've helped me understand my position with my disability insurance and payments so much better. There is some real comfort in feeling anchored in knowledge…of what is and what might be in the future. Thanks to you!”

    B.