Articles Posted in Heart Condition Disability Claim

On August 8, 2011 a FedEx employee and his Tennessee disability attorney filed a lawsuit against FedEx and Aetna, Inc. in the United States Federal Court for the insurer’s “wrongful refusal to pay Long-Term Disability benefits due.” As an employee benefits insurance plan, the Aetna plan is considered a welfare benefit plan, meaning that the plan’s administration must comply with the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). And, according to the employee and his Tennessee disability attorney, Aetna violated ERISA when the insurer did not fully and fairly review Smith’s disability claim and breached its fiduciary duty to Smith.
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Two separate Plaintiffs have filed federal ERISA lawsuits in California against the Prudential Insurance Company of America for failing to pay disability benefits under ERISA regulations. In the cases that were filed with the help of their California disability attorneys, Prudential is alleged of wrongfully denying the claims of both Plaintiffs for long-term disability (LTD) benefits.
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A disability attorney in the state of Georgia recently filed a lawsuit against the Prudential Insurance Company of America in the Gainesville Division of the United States District Court. The plaintiff, Robert Lucas, is seeking payment of the remainder of his short-term disability benefits followed by long-term disability benefits from Prudential Insurance Company of America as part a welfare benefit package with his employer, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
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