Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – June 1, 2018

My Present Condition

I am now four and a half weeks post open heart surgery and taking some time in the office to see how well I am recovering. I was able to walk – albeit slowly – more than two miles yesterday and only needed a nap to recover after lunch.

When all the problems with my arteries started in July 2017 I weighed 272 lbs. With exercise, before the surgery I got my weight down to 212 and was in fairly good shape before the surgery became necessary. I now weigh 199 lbs, a weight I have not had for fifty years.

I feel good but not as strong as I wish.

I am being taken care of by an exceptional cardiologist and a masterful cardiologist surgeon and their staffs at St. John’s hospital and the loving care of my wife and eldest daughter without whom my current move toward full recovery would be impossible.

The zipper scar down the middle of my chest is healing well and will be hard to see soon.

I should be operational in about a month as both a writer and expert witness. The recovery has been slow and steady and not nearly as fast as I wished.

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  7. Health Insurance Fraud Convictions & Fugitives
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This article, and all of the blog posts on this site, digest and summarize cases published by courts of the various states and the United States.  The court decisions have been modified from the actual language of the court decisions, were condensed for ease of reading, and convey the opinions of the author regarding each case.

Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant  specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders. He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance related disputes. He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer and more than 50 years in the insurance business. He is available at and

Mr. Zalma is the first recipient of the first annual Claims Magazine/ACE Legend Award.

New Books From Full Court Press

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Barry Zalma practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims-handling lawyer, and has spent more than 50 years in the insurance business. We welcome his deskbooks as the first published under our Full Court Press imprint. Three titles are available in ePub and MOBI format, as well as on the Fastcase legal research platform.

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An insurance coverage and claims handling author, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and court room experience.
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