In the suit against the insurer, the actress revealed that she has terminal stage 4 breast cancer.
Celebrity Shannen Doherty has filed a lawsuit against State Farm Insurance. Though the suit is over the insurer’s actions following the Woolsey Fire in 2018, it also revealed the severity of the actress’s illness.
The celeb has yet to be able to return to her home following the wildfire and is battling terminal cancer.
Court documents in the Shannen Doherty lawsuit against State Farm say that the celebrity is “dying of stage 4 terminal cancer.” The lawyers went on to explain that “Instead of living out her remaining years peacefully in her home, Ms. Doherty remains displaced and battling with her insurance company.”
The lawyers also stated that following the wildfire that damaged her home in 2018, Doherty was required to pay many expenses out of pocket for repairs to her belongings and her home. The celebrity was recently interviewed by ABC News and expressed that she felt State Farm continued to owe her more insurance money.
She shared her battle with the insurer as she worked to receive payments for claims State Farm had denied. “I communicated with my insurance company. I called, I got passed around from claims adjuster to claims adjuster. I ended up suing State Farm. The result has been one of the most horrific processes I have ever been through.”
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State Farm responded to the Shannen Doherty lawsuit with insistence that it has paid all owed money.
In response to the suit, State Farm released a statement saying that they “empathize with Ms. Doherty’s health issues and wish her a full recovery.” At the same time, the insurer firmly stated that they had “upheld our commitment to our customer” and that they had made all payments and were no longer owing on that policy’s claims.
In court documents, the insurer stated that they had already paid almost $1.1 million on the celebrity’s claims for the cleaning and repair of her home and property, as well as for temporary housing and furniture rental. That said, Shannen Doherty stated in her lawsuit that she is entitled to further benefits from her policy and that the insurer unjustly denied some of her claims.