Jury Hits Aetna With $25 Million Judgement

“Aetna pays its ‘medical directors’ bonuses for increasing the company’s profits by denying claims…….”

“Aetna acted in bad faith by denying a patient life-saving cancer treatment that could have saved her life, a jury in the Oklahoma County District Court ruled … Aetna’s nurses and ‘medical directors’ who presided over the appeals, none of whom specialized in radiation oncology, ‘were medically unqualified to make a good faith decision,’ plaintiffs argued. Moreover, Aetna pays its ‘medical directors’ bonuses for increasing the company’s profits by denying claims, the brief says. Aetna ultimately made Cunningham pay $92,082 for the PBT treatment — a bill she and her husband had to mortgage their home to pay.”

Jury Pins Aetna with $25.5M Verdict for Denying Cancer Treatment

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