O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff, Pamela H., recently filed a federal lawsuit against Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) (a subsidiary of Cigna). The Plaintiff was employed by Purdue University, which made her eligible for Purdue’s long-term disability plan, which was insured by LINA.
In Pamela H. v. Life Insurance Company of North America, the Plaintiff filed a disability lawsuit to gain the long-term disability benefits she deserved under the terms of the LINA policy.
Facts of the Case Against LINA
Plaintiff was employed by Purdue University from December 2004 until she became disabled on July 6, 2014 and unable to work. This was due to lumbar radiculopathy and rheumatoid arthritis. Plaintiff’s treating physicians provided objective medical proof that the Plaintiff was unable to continue working due to these ailments.
Plaintiff filed an application for long-term disability benefits and LINA denied her claim on November 3, 2014.
Lawsuit Filed Against LINA
The terms of the lawsuit state that LINA (Cigna) committed the following wrongful actions against the Plaintiff:
Breached the provisions of the disability policy
Caused serious financial and emotional distress to the Plaintiff due to the denial of long-term disability benefits and other losses due to LINA’s refusal to pay her disability benefits including the loss of health insurance coverage, life insurance coverage, pension deposits, and tuition reimbursement
Did not provide a reasonable basis for denying the Plaintiff’s long-term disability benefits
Plaintiff Seeks the Following Relief From This Lawsuit
The wrongful actions of LINA have caused the Plaintiff to seek the following relief from the Court:
A judgment that requires them to compensate Plaintiff for the unpaid disability benefits that are due, along with all accrued interest
A judgment that LINA will pay for all reasonable attorney fees
A judgment that LINA will pay for damages for their bad faith refusal to pay the disability benefits owed under the policy
The O’Ryan Law Firm was able to successfully resolve this case with LINA/Cigna on behalf of Pamela H. early on in the lawsuit. If you are a former Purdue employee who has become disabled or have a Cigna claim that was denied, please contact the O’Ryan Law Firm for further assistance with your claim.