Shannen is suing Tanner Mainstain for failing to pay her SAG medical insurance premiums, which left her uninsured last year. She was unable to re-enroll until this year and discovered that she had invasive breast cancer in March. Shannen believes that the cancer spread during a time when she was uninsured.
In court papers, it was stated, "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."
Shannen and Tanner Mainstain parted ways sometime last year. Tanner Mainstain said about the lawsuit, "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. Tanner Mainstain will aggressively defend all of Ms. Doherty's claims in court."