Mealey's Health Law - Calif. Federal Judge Dismisses Wrongful Denial Of Health Care Benefits Suit

Mealey's Health Law - Calif. Federal Judge Dismisses Wrongful Denial Of Health Care Benefits Suit

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on June 12 dismissed a wrongful denial of health care benefits suit, saying the health plans at issue excluded treatment at residential treatment facilities that were not staffed 24/7 with licensed mental health professionals, but granted leave to amend the complaint (Elizabeth L., et al. v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 13-2554, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80988).

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