LOS ANGELES — A California doctor is suing Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., Cigna Health, Life Insurance Co. and Does 1-100 for allegedly failing to pay health plan benefits for services the plaintiff rendered.
Adel F. Samaan filed a lawsuit on March 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging that the defendants violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by not paying health plan benefits or providing the criteria used to determine payment amounts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she provided healthcare services to ERISA Plan members that were administered or underwritten by the defendants. As a result of defendants' actions, Samaan claims to have suffered damages due to not being paid for services rendered for members of the defendants' plan. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to honor and pay her claims in accordance with ERISA requirements.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in an amount to be proven at trial, interest, attorney’s fees and costs. She is represented by Richard D. Williams and Mina Hakakian of Lytton & Williams LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-01723