SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) March 12, 2018
Dr. James Veltmeyer, Republican candidate for Congress in the 52nd District and one of San Diego County’s “Top Doctors” according to the San Diego County Medical Society, is taking on a new target in his ongoing battle to reform U.S. health care. He’s taking one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies to court.
In a complaint filed in California Superior Court by the San Diego law firm, The Gilliland Firm (Case No. 37-2017-00024828-CU-PO-CTL, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego), Veltmeyer accuses the Connecticut-based insurer of Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Breach of Contract, and Negligence in the treatment of his wife, Laura, who is battling Stage 4 breast and lung cancer. The complaint alleges that CIGNA denied Mrs.Veltmeyer a medically-necessary procedure called a PET scan to stage her cancer and best determine a course of treatment four times, even refusing to permit it if paid out-of-pocket. PET scans are widely used state-of-the-art tools that can detect cancer, identify its exact stage, determine if it has spread and indicate a course of treatment appropriate to that specific cancer.