MIAMI — A woman is suing an insurance company, claiming it improperly refused to pay her long-term disability benefits.
Debra Collazo sued Aetna Life Insurance Company on March 4 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleging that the defendant violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The plaintiff alleges that she has been disabled since April 17, 2014, but claims that she has not received long-term disability benefits due her. She holds Aetna Life Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly has refused to pay her benefits, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation for the termination of her claim and failed to provide a full and fair review.
The plaintiff seeks the following: an order declaring that she is entitled to immediate reinstatement to the long-term disability plan, compensation for disability benefits due, attorneys’ fees and costs, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Rachel Alters and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood in Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-20796