Carol Snyder and her Missouri disability lawyer filed a civil complaint against Liberty in United States District Court in the Western District of Missouri because Liberty denied her claim for short-term disability benefit payments.
From 1997 to 2003, Bobby Nelson worked as a buyer for AMCOM until he became completely and totally disabled due to the displacement of a lumbar intervertebral disc in his lower back. Mr. Nelson’s last day of working full-time at AMCOM was December 26, 2003. Three days later, he had posterior and anterior fusion of the L4 and L5 vertebrae performed on his lumbar spine. The surgeon also placed bilateral pedicle screws and a disc fixator device in Mr. Nelson’s lumbar spine to maintain the integrity of the lumbar vertebrae. However, Mr. Nelson experienced chronic and continuing lower back and leg pain following surgery.
Disability Blog & Cases:
Podiatrist sues Northwestern Mutual seeking disability insurance benefits and bad faith damages
The case of Gaby Kafie v. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, commenced in the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida on April 8, 2011 when Northwestern Mutual refused to pay Gaby Kafie’s disability benefits as specified in a Northwestern Mutual Life (NML) disability insurance policy.