Articles Posted in Florida Disability Lawsuit

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 and traumatic injuries.
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Recently, a federal lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Florida against CIGNA Life Insurance Company (CIGNA) by a Florida disability lawyer. The Plaintiff, Robert L., was an employee at L-3 Communications Corporation (L-3), which contracted with CIGNA to provide salary continuance disability insurance benefits to its employees. The Plaintiff was eligible and covered by these benefits due to his employment at L-3. At all times throughout this ordeal, Plaintiff paid the premiums so that he remained under the coverage of this Policy.
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After receiving benefits for 24 months, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada decided to terminate the long term disability benefits being paid to a woman formerly employed by Westminister Services, Inc. With the help of her Florida disability attorney, the Plaintiff filed an ERISA lawsuit to recover these wrongfully denied benefits.
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Claimants for disability benefits under employee welfare benefits issued or administered by the Prudential Insurance Company (Prudential), recently took up legal action against Prudential in Florida, Illinois and Michigan due to its failure and refusal to pay three different claimants their disability benefits. We will discuss three cases filed against Prudential in the past week.
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Podiatric surgeon Seth J. Okun filed a lawsuit against two insurances companies, Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company and The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company on May 25, 2011 in an effort to recoup his disability benefits from the two insurers after exhausting all other administrative appeals allowed to obtain his rightful disability benefits. Okun as a successful podiatric surgeon, whose single man practice grew to thirteen locations that employs thirteen doctors in the Tampa Bay area, purchased several disability insurance policies from Provident in 1985.
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Recently, four separate lawsuits were filed at the District Court level against the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America (UNUM) by plaintiffs all over the country. Lawsuits were by disability insurance lawyers in the states of Florida, Illinois Alabama, and South Carolina. The civil actions were instituted against UNUM seeking the recovery of benefits under the various employee welfare benefits plans that it had underwritten and administered and falls within the ambit of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
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For approximately 8 months, Teresa Perez was unable to perform the material duties of her occupation at Billing, Cochran, Heath, Lyles, & Mauro, P.A. due to a condition called Neurocardiogenic Syncope. As a result, Ms. Perez submitted a claim for long-term disability benefit payments to Unum Life Insurance Company of America (Unum), the long-term disability insurance company that issued the group long-term disability plan to her place of employment. Ms. Perez submitted all the necessary documentation to substantiate her claim for long-term disability benefit payments to be paid to her between July 31, 2008 and March of 2009. However, Unum decided to deny Ms. Perez’s claim for disability benefit payments.

Ms. Perez ended up exhausting all for administrative remedies with Unum. That led her to seek the aid of a Florida disability attorney in order to file an ERISA lawsuit against Unum in United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida Tampa Division.
Had Unum approved Ms. Perez’s long-term disability benefit claim, she would have received a sum of money every month pursuant to the terms of the long-term disability plan for meeting the definition of “disabled” according to the terms of the plan since her Neurocardiogenic Syncope prevented her from working with reasonable continuity and from performing the material duties of her occupation.
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