Kelley | Uustal Files Suit Against Aetna for Denying ‘Only Validated Treatment’ for Autism

According to a federal class action lawsuit filed by Kelley/Uustal on behalf of Anna M. Sanzone-Ortiz, the mother of an autistic child, healthcare company Aetna, Inc. denied her son treatment for his autism.

Applied Behavioral Analysis is, according to the suit, “the only validated treatment for people with autism.” Yet, Aetna capped weekly treatment for Sanzone-Ortiz’ son at 20 hours per week, even though treatment providers recommended no less than 26.

On behalf of Sanzone-Ortiz, Kelley/Uustal is bringing a lawsuit against Aetna for the son’s denied treatment, claiming the medical provider violated both California and Federal laws.

Kelley/Uustal is pursuing class certification and an injunction. Although the lawsuit doesn’t estimate the size of the action, Aetna provides medical insurance coverage for more than 23 million people.

Jordan Lewis of Kelley/Uustal represents Sanzone-Ortiz. To read more about this case, click here.

Pictures Worth $2 Million: K|U Attorneys Leverage CT Scan to Negotiate Settlement

Kelley | Uustal attorneys Todd Falzone and Karina Rodrigues secured a $2 million settlement for the widow of a man who died after a radiologist misdiagnosed him in the emergency room. The…

$3.8M Settlement Reached After 46-Year-Old’s Fatal Heart Attack

The estate of a 46-year-old father reached a settlement amounting to more than $3.8 million after he suffered a fatal heart attack. Erick Moran, who died in September 2017, had a history of coronary…

Kelley | Uustal named a 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

Kelley | Uustal has been named a 2020 “Law Firm of the Year” in the Fort Lauderdale Metro area by The Best Lawyers in America©. The firm was recognized in the…