Kyle Barnett Nov. 26, 2014, 9:25am


GRETNA – A mother is suing her health insurance company for allegedly not covering the healthcare costs of her son.

Jocel Ravannack, on behalf of her minor child, filed suit against United Healthcare Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 17.

Ravannack contends that she purchased health insurance coverage for her and her son from United Healthcare Insurance Company effective Jan. 1, 2012 and that she dutifully paid the premiums on her health insurance plan. The plaintiff asserts that beginning in June 2013 her son began to receive medical treatment for developmental issues. However, Ravannack claims that she was never reimbursed for her son’s medical treatment despite a requirement on the insurer that all funds be reimbursed within 30 days.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract, failing to properly process claims, failing to notify of any issues with the claims, sailing to make correct statements concerning he status of the claims and failing to pay all claims.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for full repayment, mental anguish, legal interest, penalties and attorney fees.

Ravannack is represented by Michael G. Gaffney of New Orleans-based Herndon & Gaffney a Law Corporation.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.

Case no. 742-504.

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