OKLAHOMA CITY | Jury tells Aetna to pay $25M to late cancer patient’s family

OKLAHOMA CITY | Jury tells Aetna to pay $25M to late cancer patient’s family

OKLAHOMA CITY— A jury has ordered Aetna to pay more than $25 million to the family of an Oklahoma City woman who died a year after the insurance company refused to cover a type of radiation therapy.

Jurors found that Aetna doctors didn’t spend enough time reviewing Orrana Cunningham’s case before denying her coverage for proton beam therapy in 2014, 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.

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