Insurance Company Denies Janet Hubert’s Request For Additional Medical Treatments

February 11, 2014  |  

Last month it was revealed that former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actress Janet Hubert has been coping with some pretty painful health issues. While Hubert said that it took her a while to find some relief for her condition, when she did finally find a treatment that worked, her health insurance provider SAG-AFTRA refused to cover all of the treatments. As a result, she sued them.

The health insurance company has since responded to her lawsuit and they’re standing by their decision to refuse to pay for anything more than 16 treatments per year. According to court documents recovered by RadarOnline, the company had two independent medical experts look into the treatments and Hubert’s condition. In their research, they found that the treatments “were not effective or medically necessary,” and that the actress reported not even a 50% improvement after receiving the treatments. The documents went on to say that Hubert should have sought a more effective treatment instead of using trigger point injections, which were not providing substantial relief.

“Patient should have been receiving other treatments that would be more effective for her condition, rather than continuing with [trigger point injections], which were apparently not providing adequate relief,” the documents read. “The Trustees’ decision to deny benefits in this case was reasonable and supported by considerable medical evidence.”

The company is now requesting that the judge dismiss the case.

 

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