We monitor the actions of every disability insurance company nationwide. We constantly report on the latest disability insurance lawsuits, claim handling trends and answer frequently asked questions in order to help disability insurance claimants secure their benefits. Feel free to either leave a comment on any of our articles or privately contact us should you have any questions.
February 23, 2012 —
Carmen R. and her Florida disability lawyer take AETNA to task in a suit filed on December 19, 2011 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale Division. Claiming AETNA violated ERISA and other employment laws, Carmen and her lawyer accuse the insurer of wrongfully denying Carmen her entitled long term disability benefits after she became unable to perform her job duties as a result of degenerative...
February 21, 2012 —
As disability attorneys that have handled hundreds of Hartford disability claim denials nationwide, we are always trying to warn Hartford disability claimants about the claim handling tactics used by Hartford. Hartford handles every disability claim in a similar manner and they can be relentless in their pursuit of a claim denial. Our suggestion is to never allow a Hartford employee to interview you without representation. Additionally, if your...
February 20, 2012 —
In a lawsuit against CIGNA Group, Paul M. and his Massachusetts disability lawyer allege that the insurer is guilty of:
Unlawful and unreasonable denial of Paul M.'s disability claim even though it was provided with substantial medical evidence demonstrating his disability;
Unreasonable interpretation of Paul M.'s CIGNA plan provisions that govern his disability benefits claim;
A pattern of ignoring and/or rejecting substantial medical...
February 15, 2012 —
Richard R. and his Illinois disability attorney filed a lawsuit in the United District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division on December 9, 2010 against his employer and AETNA Life Insurance Company for long term disability benefits. A Weston Engineering Inc. employee since July 6, 2009, Richard R., a headache sufferer since he was a teenager, complained to his family doctor of intensification of his headache problems...
February 10, 2012 —
An AT&T employee recently shared her experience about dealing with Sedgwick for a short term disability claim. This story is a routine situation for people that are forced to deal with Sedgwick for the handling of their disability insurance claim.
I too work for AT&T. I began my short term disability in Aug 2011. The first 4 months I received my STD pay without issue. Then in Dec. 2011, my claim was put into denied status when my claim...
February 9, 2012 —
Filing a lawsuit under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act of 1974) against AETNA, Leslie R, and her Arizona disability lawyer accuse the insurer of operating under a conflict of interest in the denial of Leslie R.'s short term disability benefits. As the decision maker and payor of benefits, AETNA has a bias toward denying benefits. And, according to Leslie R.'s disability lawyer in such incidents like Leslie R., the insurer...
February 7, 2012 —
In a December 2, 2011 lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Sharon H. and her Pennsylvania disability attorney allege that CIGNA Group Insurance unjustly terminated Sharon H.'s disability benefits.
Claimant Sharon H., a 53-year-old respiratory specialist, was covered by CIGNA for long term disability benefits as a provision of her employment disability insurance policy, which must adhere to...
February 3, 2012 —
A federal lawsuit was recently filed in the U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania against the Union Central Life Insurance Company (Union) by a Pennsylvania disability attorney. The Plaintiff, Janet G., worked as a Direct Sales Supervisor for Tempur World, Inc. (Tempur). Due to her employment at Tempur, Janet was provided long-term disability insurance with Union Central.
In this case, the Plaintiff filed a disability lawsuit to recover payment...
January 31, 2012 —
Wells Fargo disability claimants in Alabama and Florida file lawsuits against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston for unpaid long term disability benefits
Recently, two Wells Fargo employees were forced to file Federal Lawsuist against Liberty Life after being denied disability benefits. Utilizing the services of an Alabama and a Florida Disability Lawyer, the two lawsuits are currently pending. Let's take a closer look at both...
January 30, 2012 —
Suffering from multiple medical conditions and unable to function in a daily job, a health care professional and her Texas disability lawyer filed a lawsuit against Reliastar Life Insurance Company to force the insurer to pay disability benefits as contracted in an employee welfare benefit plan.
Cynthia O., a "RN Bariatric Clinical Coordinator," stopped working on January 29, 2009 due to "fibromyositis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome...
January 26, 2012 —
Dr. Karen M. and her North Carolina disability attorney filed a lawsuit against UNUM in the United Stated District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina to acquire her long term disability benefits. The beneficiary of disability benefits under a plan provided through her employer Private Diagnostic Clinic PLLC at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Karen ceased working as a general practitioner on February 23, 2007.
January 25, 2012 —
Northwestern Insurance beneficiary Todd W. and his California disability attorney's complaint against the insurer accuses Northwestern of breach of the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing and Breach of Contract in response to its denial of Todd W.'s disability benefits.
Citing an advertisement of Northwestern Insurance Mutual Life Insurance Company as the reason why Todd W. first purchased a Northwestern benefits policy, Todd W.'s disability...
January 24, 2012 —
With at least five suits filed against them in July for denying disability benefits, Prudential Insurance Company of America has a lot of unhappy claimants in Florida.
Darlene H. v. Prudential Insurance Company
On July 25, 2011, Darlene H. and her Florida disability attorney filed suit against Prudential when the insurer failed to pay her disability benefits as expected. In the complaint, filed in the United States District Court of Florida...
January 20, 2012 —
Fifty-nine-year old, former Northrop Grumman Corporation employee Rita L. and her Utah disability lawyer filed suit against UNUM Life Insurance Company and her employer in Federal Court in Utah. Claiming that the UNUM Plan Administrator erroneously denied Rita her disability benefits, the complaint asks the District Court to right this wrong.
An employee of Northrop Grumman Corporation for 24 years as an electrical assembler, Rita "developed...
January 18, 2012 —
Plaintiff and her disability attorney filed a lawsuit against CIGNA in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota in an effort to procure her entitled disability benefits.
A former employee of Medica Heal Plans (Medica) since May 26, 2006, Plaintiff became disabled in June of 2008 when she "developed increasing difficulty functioning" in the performance of her job due to "various medical problems. These medical problems...
January 16, 2012 —
A California disability attorney and his client filed suit against The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) in the United States District Court Central District of California on October 28, 2011 for unpaid long term disability payments due per the terms of an employee disability insurance plan.
Lorraine A., a former Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. question writer for the television game production Jeopardy succumbed to...
January 13, 2012 —
William M. never suspected that should he need to make use of his disability insurance policy (which he had faithfully paid premiums on for years) that the promised disability benefits would be denied him when he needed them most.
A sales representative for Long Forms, Inc., President and part owner of Advanced Transportation Systems, Inc. and The Institute of Logistical Management as well as an hourly employee of Temple University as a...
January 12, 2012 —
Robert B. and his New Jersey disability lawyer go to battle against The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company to retrieve Robert B.'s entitled disability benefits as promised in his employee disability benefits plan.
Robert B. worked for BankUnited as a wholesale account executive. His job included the solicitation of potential clients and the selling of financial products and services for investment purposes for the bank. His job required...
January 10, 2012 —
An Office Depot employee and her Georgia disability attorney filed suit against her employer and Aetna Life Insurance for unpaid disability benefits on November 3, 2011 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division.
Marian A's Office Depot employee benefits included disability income in the event of a disabling condition precluding her from working. That event presented itself on January 30, 2009...
December 30, 2011 —
A California disability lawyer filed a federal lawsuit in Federal Court against The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company (Paul Revere). The Plaintiff, Eric W., DDS, was employed as a dental surgeon and took out an individual long-term disability coverage policy by Paul Revere. The Plaintiff had paid all premiums on time, making him eligible for all benefits covered by the terms of the policy.
In Eric W., DDS v. The Paul Revere Life Insurance...
December 28, 2011 —
Recently, three separate ERISA actions were filed against Aetna in Federal Court for wrongfully denying disability benefits to those covered under Aetna Long Term Disability Policies. Lets take a closer look at each of these cases.
Case 1: Bank of America Employee
Vanessa B. and her Texas disability lawyer filed a lawsuit against Aetna Life Insurance Company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division...
December 27, 2011 —
A Washington disability attorney filed a federal lawsuit in the District Court serving the Western District Court of Washington at Seattle against Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (Northwestern). The Plaintiff, Scott D., worked as a shareholder attorney at a law firm in the state of Washington. Plaintiff was covered under a long-term disability policy purchased from Northwestern, who was contracted by the law firm to provide these...
December 22, 2011 —
Three recent ERISA complaints were filed against CIGNA in Kentucky, New York and Texas for denying short-term and long-term disability benefits. In each of the cases, with the assistance of a disability attorney, the claimants are suing for claims that were allegedly wrongfully denied. Lets take a look at each case:
Case 1: Fifth Third Bank Employee
In Michelle C. v. Life Insurance Company of North America and CIGNA Corporation, Michelle and...
December 21, 2011 —
Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (Liberty) was sued by three Plaintiffs in District Courts in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and California for failure to provide disability benefits as promised by ERISA. In all three cases that were filed via the Plaintiffs' respective attorneys, Liberty is accused of wrongfully denying the claims of all three Plaintiffs for long-term disability benefits as promised under their respective plans.
The First Case -...
December 19, 2011 —
A Pennsylvania disability attorney recently filed a lawsuit in District Court of Pennsylvania against Cigna. The Plaintiff, Jamy V., was employed as a registered nurse for Temple University Health Systems (TUHS) through April 1, 2006. Due to her employment with TUHS, Plaintiff was covered by TUHS's Group Long-Term Disability Plan. This plan was administered by Cigna.
In Jamy V. Vs. Life Insurance Company Of North America a/k/a Cigna...
December 16, 2011 —
Two Plaintiffs filed cases against Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) in the Maine and California District Courts due to the failure to provide disability benefits provided by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. In the previously mentioned cases filed through the plaintiffs' disability lawyers, it is alleged that Aetna has wrongfully denied the Plaintiffs' claims for disability benefits as provided by the terms of...
December 14, 2011 —
A 53-year-old disabled attorney and her New York disability attorney filed a Federal lawsuit against the insurer UNUM on July 15, 2011 for collection of her disability benefits. A Toxic Tort Trial and Litigation Attorney and partner at a well-known firm, the claimant was forced to stop working due to her deteriorating medical condition in April 2009.
Diagnosed with Choruidal Osteoma, a benign boney tumor of the eye when she was 13, the...
December 12, 2011 —
Five ERISA disability lawsuits have been recently filed against the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America for the wrongful denial of disability benefits. In each of the cases, a disability attorney from Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri and Michigan have filed suit for the payment of disability benefits that have been wrongfully denied and owed to their clients. Let's take a closer look at each of the lawsuits.
Case 1: Disability Benefits Lawsuit...
December 9, 2011 —
Four individuals, include two Comcast employees, with the help of their disability attorneys have filed Federal Lawsuits against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston for failing to pay long term disability benefits. Let's take a closer look at each case.
Lisa C. and her disability lawyer filed a lawsuit against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston in the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida Fort...
December 8, 2011 —
A lawsuit was filed August 1, 2011 in the Federal Court of New Jersey against CIGNA by a hardware analyst and her New Jersey disability attorney in an effort to procure the employee's disability benefits. After suffering from melanoma of the uterus and courageous attempts to continue working, the claimant was unable to and filed for long term disability benefits. When CIGNA denied those benefits, the claimant was forced to hire an attorney and...