Judge Recuses Self Over Views On Insurer's 'Barbaric' Policy
Law360 (April 29, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge stepped down Monday from a proposed class action claiming UnitedHealthcare improperly classified a certain cancer treatment as experimental to avoid providing coverage, saying his personal opinion prevented him from ruling fairly on what he called “immoral and barbaric” actions.
The suit, recently filed by prominent Miami attorney Richard Cole of Cole Scott & Kissane PA, alleges that up until changing its policy in January, Connecticut-based UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. wrongly categorized proton beam radiation therapy as an "experimental or investigational" treatment for prostate cancer. The insurer, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., had used this classification despite the 30-year-old procedure's medical...
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