Wadi Reformado Jul. 11, 2016, 5:58am


JACKSONVILLE – A woman has filed suit against an insurance company alleging she is disabled and is entitled to long-term disability benefits.

Karen Smith-Dealy filed a complaint on July 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled and applied for long-term disability benefits but was denied by the defendant. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's claim for disability benefits without properly reviewing the claim, which is in direct violation of the terms of the benefit plant.

The plaintiff seeks declare that plaintiff is entitled to reinstatement of benefits, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by William S. Coffman of Coffman Law in Tampa.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:16-cv-00869-BJD-MCR

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