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