Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Faces Class Action over Eating Disorder Treatments

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Santa Clara, CA: An insurance class action lawsuit has been filed against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Specifically, the lawsuit alleges the health plan doesn’t allow physicians to authorize residential treatment for eating disorders.

Filed by Ian Moura in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., the suit claims that the defendant denied Moura’s claim for residential treatment of his eating disorder, anorexia nervosa.

The plaintiff seeks represent all others similarly situated and is seeking payment of benefits due to the plaintiff, disgorgement of profits, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just.

Moura is represented by Lisa S. Kantor and J. David Oswalt of Kantor & Kantor LLP in Northridge and by Kathryn M. Trepinski of the Law Offices of Kathrym M. Trepinski in Beverly Hills.

The case is U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-02475-JCS.

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