This case is a sad example of how a disability claimant can battle a disability insurance company in an ERISA lawsuit for several years and then have a Judge give the insurance company another opportunity to wrongfully deny disability benefits.
As an employee of Philips Lighting Company, 55-year-old Ronald E. Cox had been a repairman and tradesworker for nearly 24 years. While he had earned his GED, he had never graduated from high school. His job’s duties included installing, repairing, constructing and maintaining plant facilities and equipment. He fabricated and installed frames and supports for the tanks, kilns and other equipment in the plant facilities.