Fla. Judge Gives Cancer Patients Win Against Aetna

By Carolina Bolado (January 27, 2022, 8:11 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge granted two cancer patients a win Thursday in their proposed class suit against Aetna claiming they were wrongfully denied coverage for proton beam radiation therapy under their employer-issued health plans.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra granted plaintiffs Sharon Prolow and Mark Lemmerman partial summary judgment on their claims against Aetna Life Insurance Co., finding that the insurer was wrong and unreasonable in its repeated denials of their requests for coverage of PBRT, which uses proton beams to narrowly target and destroy cancerous tissue while reducing the potential for damaging surrounding healthy tissue.

Judge Marra said the...

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