Health Law Keyed to Furrow
Katskee v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska
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Katskee (Plaintiff) was referred to another doctor by her gynecologist to have a consultation regarding Plaintiff's family history of breast and ovarian cancer. Plaintiff did not have cancer at that time, but the doctor found her to be in an extremely high risk category. Plaintiff scheduled a hysterectomy and other procedures and she filed a claim with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska (Defendant) to cover. Defendant rejected claims to pay for the surgery. The coverage in Plaintiff's policy provided for "medically necessary" treatments for an illness. Plaintiff went ahead with the surgery and afterwards filed suit against Defendant for breach of contract.
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