Articles Posted in North Carolina Disability Lawsuit

Two Plaintiffs, due to being denied long-term disability benefits sued Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick) in two cases in the District Courts of Pennsylvania and North Carolina. In both cases filed through the respective plaintiffs’ disability attorneys, Sedgwick is accused of wrongfully denying long-term disability (LTD) benefits, as defined under the respective Plans, to the Plaintiffs.
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Liberty Life claimant Douglas W. and his North Carolina disability attorney filed a lawsuit against Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston to enforce Douglas’ right to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as allowed by 29 U.S.C. §1132.
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The plaintiff Vanessa Jackson was employed as an assistant nurse for the University of North Carolina Hospitals. In the lawsuit against Liberty Mutual filed by a North Carolina Disability Lawyer, it was stated that the plaintiff’s primary duties as assistant nurse included providing bed baths to patients, transferring patients, assisting patients with feeding, toileting, and other personal care tasks. In addition, the plaintiff was also required to help support the weight of adult patients, usually in excess of 100 pounds, and often including obese patients. By virtue of her employment, the plaintiff was a participant in a group disability benefit insurance policy issued by Liberty Life on March 1, 1995.
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Tina Worsley, Executrix of the Estate of Mark Worsley had her case against AETNA Life Insurance Company and Duke Energy Long-Term Disability Insurance Plan decided by the United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division on January 25, 2011. Claiming that the termination of Mark Worsley’s disability benefits was an abuse of discretion, Worsley and her North Carolina disability lawyer challenged the reasonableness of the termination of Mark Worsley’s benefits.
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