Cottrill's Pharmacy sues Aetna for allegedly falsely claiming it would cover medical treatment

By Louie Torres | May 15, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A pharmacy is suing Aetna Inc., various of its business entities and Guy Carpenter & Company LLC, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Cottrill's Pharmacy Inc. d/b/a Cottrill's Specialty Pharmacy filed a complaint on April 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants alleging that they failed to pay the plaintiff for a medical treatment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it was damaged financially due to not being paid. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly made false statements to the plaintiff regarding the claims for payment and coverage for the treatment in question under an Aetna insurance plan.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages in the amount of $553,230.80 plus interest, civil monetary penalties in the amount of $56,760 or $110 per day over 516 days, punitive or exemplary damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Harini Bupathi, Jonathan E. Levitt, Todd Mizeski, Steven L. Bennet and Andrew J.D. Russo of Frier & Levitt, LLC in Pine Brook, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-01853-JS

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