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Connecticut-based Cigna, one of the leading providers of disability insurance in the U.S., has a track record of putting profit before customer care and honorable business practices.
Cigna has increasingly denied claims by policyholders in an effort to boost profits. According to a study by the California Nurses Association, Cigna denied more than 34% of claims submitted in 2009.
The results can be fatal. In 2008, Cigna triggered a national outrage by denying 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan an emergency liver transplant. The company said it was “too experimental.” She died a week later.
If your health has been put at risk by an unfair decision by Cigna, speak with one of our lawyers about your options. Consultations are free.
Have You Been Affected?
Everyone suffers when Cigna is able to deny legitimate claims without being held responsible. Thousands of people who believed they were protected by Cigna’s policies have watched their lives fall apart after Cigna unfairly denied their claims when they needed help the most.
Cigna might offer the following reasons for denying a claim:
- Failure to disclose a pre-existing medical condition
- Failure to provide proper documentation on time
- The condition for which the claim is filed in not a “covered” disability
Policyholders aren’t the only ones who have been shortchanged by Cigna’s practices. The company has been sued by the American Medical Association for using flawed databases to pay doctors artificially low rates for their services while collecting full premiums from policyholders.
It’s Against the Law
Insurance companies are required by law to act honestly and in good faith toward the people who rely on them. If a company like Cigna violates that trust, it should be held accountable in court.
If Cigna has unfairly denied claims submitted by you or someone you know, contact us to speak with a lawyer who can offer you a path forward. Not only can we seek the compensation you were unfairly denied, but we will also seek punitive damages that will discourage the company from victimizing the people it is tasked with helping in the future.