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Jury tells Aetna to pay family of late cancer patient $25M

 

November 9, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has instructed health insurer Aetna to pay an Oklahoma City family $25.5 million for denying a relative's claim for coverage for a type of radiation therapy the year before she died.

The jury on Monday found that Aetna doctors didn't spend enough time reviewing Orrana Cunningham's case, The Oklahoman reported . The jury ruled that Aetna recklessly disregarded its duty to deal fairly and in good faith with Cunningham, who had nasopharyngeal cancer.

Aetna is considering whether to appeal. Company attorney John Shely said the insurer tries to do the right thing.

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