Breast cancer surgery wasn’t ‘radical’ enough for CommInsure


CommInsure refused to pay out a woman with breast cancer because it didn’t consider she’d had “radical” breast surgery, despite the evidence of her doctor and surgeon.

  • Ruth Williams
  • WAtoday

The financial services royal commission on Thursday heard that CommInsure repeatedly denied her claim on the basis of an outdated and arbitrary definition of “radical” breast surgery, which it argued only included a mastectomy, despite that definition not appearing anywhere in the…

Tru 1aThe woman bought trauma insurance in 1996 and was diagnosed with “carcinoma in situ”, a form of breast cancer, after a…