Former “Beverly Hills 90210” star Shannen Doherty has publicly revealed she is battling breast cancer. Doherty announced the news in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday according to a Wednesday, August 19 report from MSN. Shannen Doherty stated in court documents that in March, she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and that the disease had rapidly spread during a period when she was uninsured.
Doherty’s course of action includes suing the business management firm of Tanner Mainstain, claiming it was their job to ensure timely payment of the medical insurance premiums she had through the Screen Actors Guild. “In November 2013, SAG sent the premium invoice to Tanner Mainstain for Plaintiff’s health insurance coverage for the year 2014,” states the Shannen Doherty.
“However, Defendants ignored it, failed to pay it (without informing Plaintiff) and then promptly terminated their relationship with [Doherty] effective February 7, 2014.” After her management firm had fired her, she was uninsured – which Doherty says she didn’t realize. She eventually re-enrolled with SAG insurance for 2015, and began seeing doctors. That’s when she was given her cancer diagnosis.
According to the complaint, “Plaintiff was also informed that, had she been insured and able to visit her doctor, the cancer could potentially have been stopped, thus obviating the need for the future treatment (including mastectomy and chemotherapy) that Plaintiff will likely have to suffer through now.” In March 2015, after getting her insurance back, she went to a doctor and discovered she had “invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node.”
Doherty, 44, reveals the suit she now will have to take legal measures along with undergoing a mastectomy and chemotherapy, treatments that she feels strongly could have been avoided if the cancer had been caught earlier.
Tanner Maistain has since responded to Shannen Doughtery’s claims according to TMZ stating,”Tanner Mainstain is saddened to learn that Ms. Doherty is suffering from cancer and wishes her a full recovery. However, the claim that Tanner Mainstain caused her to be uninsured, prevented her from seeking medical care, or somehow contributed to her cancer is patently false.”
The company also reveals they will “aggressively defend” all of Shannen’s claims in court. Doherty is best known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in “Beverly Hills, 90210” and as Prue Halliwell in “Charmed.” Doherty had guest spots on TV series before joining “Little House on the Prairie at the age of 11 as Jenny Wilder. Doherty stayed in the series until the show’s cancellation in 1983.
Shannen also enjoyed a few reality television runs beginning with “Scare Tactics” as the host of season one in 2003, and as a competitor on “Dancing With the Stars Season 10 in 2010. We wish Shannen Doherty the best as she battles breast cancer.Do you believe Shannon has a legitimate lawsuit?