Shannen Doherty Sues Management Firm Over Late Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Posted: Aug 20 2015, 10:07am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 20 2015, 10:15am CDT, in Latest Celebrity News


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Shannen Doherty Sues Management Firm Over Late Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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Shannen Doherty has recently been diagnosed with cancer for which she is blaming her lawyers because the missed out on her health insurance payment.

The former 90210 star was recently diagnosed with invasive breast cancer earlier this year. While fans are feeling sympathetic towards the beautiful actress, she is in a rage. Apparently, she is blaming someone for her late diagnosis. Her lawyers.

She revealed the fact in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. She said that her lawyers were responsible for her disease. She claims that Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson took 5% of her earnings. And in return they are managing her finances.

It was a part of their job to ensure timely payment of the medical insurance premiums for the policy. And that policy she had through the Screen Actors Guild.

It was revealed that they ignored an invoice for payment of the premium in 2014. They also misinformed the actress that she had been insured. They then terminated their relationship with Doherty effective after February 7th, 2014.

It took Doherty some time after the termination to find out that her insurance had been revoked. She had to wait till 2015 to get her insurance back.

The insurance-less Doherty could not go to the doctor which was a part of her routine. It was during this unfortunate time that Doherty developed breast cancer which went unchecked.

As soon as she had got her insurance back, she went to see the doctor. She was diagnosed then to have invasive breast cancer which had progressed to her lymph nodes.

Shannen also found out that the cancer had spread during 2014. The doctors told her that she would have to consider mastectomy. And she would have chemo therapy too to treat her condition.

"Yes, I have breast cancer, and I am currently undergoing treatment," the actress said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

"I am continuing to eat right, exercise and stay very positive about my life. I am thankful to my family, friends and doctors for their support and, of course, my fans who have stood by me."

Doherty is blaming her management firm. She said that if they had done their job, she would have been diagnosed earlier. She would not have had to face extensive and painful treatment which she has to face now.

She is being represented by Devin McRae. The lawyer has already scored one against the firm for James Franco. He is also representing Doherty's husband, photographer Kurt Iswarienko.

But it is a separate but similar lawsuit against Tanner Mainstain. This lawsuit also includes allegations relating to taxes. And it also claims the firm mismanaged an investment property he owned.

"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," a rep for the firm stated to TMZ.

"Tanner Mainstain will aggressively defend all of Ms. Doherty's claims in court."

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