A federal lawsuit recently filed in Pennsylvania against Cigna Insurance Company portrays a woman’s 21 year on and off battle with Cigna in order to maintain her long term disability benefits. When dealing with disability insurance companies, it is always a good move to have a disability attorney to handle your monthly disability payments. This is because the disability insurance companies are constantly reviewing your case and will try to look for a reason to terminate your long term disability (LTD) benefits. To them, you represent a “leak” in their bottom line, their profitability. So no matter how flimsy the reason maybe, disability insurance companies are not beneath their stations in trying cut off your long term disability payments. The case of Teann J. Scoggins v Life Insurance Company of America/CIGNA filed recently at the Distinct Court by the plaintiff’s Pennsylvania disability attorney alleges malicious behavior on the part of the disability insurance companies.
Recently a lawsuit was filed against the Berkshire life Insurance company of America at the Circuit Court for the County of Wayne in Michigan by an owner and operator of several pizzerias through his Michigan disability attorney. The disability lawsuit was filed after Berkshire evaluated the disability claim and made a determination that the claimant was not disabled.
Recently, a CIGNA claim denial lawsuit was filed in District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by a disabled individual who was a former cop and ex security guard of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through his Pennsylvania disability lawyer. The details of the lawsuit were somewhat disturbing as it alleges how, CIGNA also known as Life Insurance Company of America (LINA), fraudulently and willfully victimized the plaintiff in its quest to rid itself of an unprofitable policy account.
A recent disability insurance lawsuit filed at the District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin can serve as an eye opener to the kind of claims handling practices that CIGNA will employ in order to evaluate a CIGNA disability claim. In Laura McBrien v CIGNA Life & Health Insurance/Life Insurance Company of North America, the plaintiff Ms. McBrien filed a lawsuit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) through her Wisconsin disability lawyer to try and recover long term disability (LTD) benefits which she was and is legitimately entitled to. Allegedly, CIGNA Life had been relentless in denying the critically ill woman her claim despite the overwhelming medical evidence supporting her claim.
Back pain is one of the leading causes of claims for long term disability benefits against disability insurance companies. However, claimants of disability insurance benefits who are suffering from back disorders often have an uphill task in trying to claim their disability benefits from Disability Insurance Companies. This is because disability insurance companies can try to deny the claims of individuals who are suffering from back disorders by claiming there is no objective medical evidence to support a claimant’s subjective complaints of back pain. Hence, it is not surprising that we often see lawsuits filed against disability insurance companies from individuals disabled by chronic back pain…