Daniel Gatti, a Salem, Ore., lawyer filed a class action suit on behalf of four plaintiffs against USAA, claiming the insurer implemented “an undisclosed cost containment scheme which wrongfully deprives U.S. military servicemen, women, and their families, of insurance benefits for medical treatment.” 

The filing, made to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, says that when the plaintiffs suffered injuries, they sought “reasonable and necessary medical care, which USAA promised to pay for. However, plaintiffs’ medical treatment was then wrongfully denied by USAA on the basis of fraudulent file reviews in order to deprive plaintiffs, and those like them, of their medical treatment and thereby save USAA money at the expense of servicemen and women, and their families.” 

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