Kelly Iley, a pharmacist for Kroger Co, was insured under the company’s group long-term disability policy with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife). In June 2001, Ms. Iley was diagnosed with lumbar disc disease.
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Donald Holman, a maintenance technician for Tyson Foods Inc., was insured under Tyson’s group disability plan with Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. In April, 2001, Mr. Holman began experiencing headaches and blurred vision. After a cranial MRI, Mr. Holman’s neurologist diagnosed him with a Chiari malformation. Mr. Holman’s neurologist stated he was disabled and Mr. Holman stopped working and filed a claim for long-term benefits.
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Robert Clarke, a market sales manager for Allstate Insurance Company, stopped working in 1992 due to lumbar spinal stenosis, claiming he was unable to sit, stand, or walk for more than 10 minutes. Mr. Clarke was insured under his company’s group disability plan administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and was paid total disability benefits as of 1992.
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