O’Ryan Law Firm, on behalf of Plaintiff Dee Ann Miller recently filed a federal lawsuit against The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (“Hartford”) for payment of disability benefits. The Plaintiff was employed as a Senior Collector with Springleaf Finance, Inc., which made her eligible for disability benefits under the Springleaf Finance Disability Plan and Hartford policy who insures the Plan. In Miller v .The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, the Plaintiff filed a lawsuit to gain the long term disability benefits she was entitled to under the terms of the Hartford policy and promised to her by her former employer.
Facts of the Case
Ms. Miller was employed by Springleaf Finance for over 15 years until she became disabled in 2014 due to the disabling effects of Fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and chronic pain. Ms. Miller submitted a claim to Hartford and was paid disability benefits by Hartford. from September 2014 to April 2015. Her condition did not improve and her medical records showed that she continued to actively seek treatment for her multiple medical conditions. The last report from her rheumatologist showed that she had 18 of 18 tender points. She also has difficulty grasping with her hands because of her arthritis.