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‘Immoral and Barbaric’: Cancer-Surviving Judge Blasts Insurer For Denying Lawyer’s Treatment

Health insuranceA Miami-based personal injury attorney, a prostate cancer survivor, sued his health-care insurance provider in April, accusing it of wrongfully denying him and potentially thousands of other men coverage for a lifesaving prostate cancer treatment.

Richard Cole has had a hard time finding a judge to hear his case, if only because they all keep recusing themselves, reports The Washington Post.

Then one judge, who also felt he had to recuse himself and who was a prostate cancer survivor himself, made it clear how he felt about the case. In his recusal order, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. wrote “To deny a patient this treatment, if it is available, is immoral and barbaric.”

Read the Post article.




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