MIAMI — A woman is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract for denying her long-term disability claims.
Jean Bloomburg filed a complaint on March 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging that the insurance company breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing. The plaintiff was insured with Aetna through her employment at Employers Mutual Casualty Company.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, since Sept. 10, 2014, she has suffered damages upon the defendant's decision to terminate her long-term disability benefits, despite her remaining disabled as defined under the terms of her plan. The plaintiff holds Aetna responsible because it allegedly failed to pay disability benefit payments to plaintiff, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation of the basis for the denial of plaintiff’s claims and failed to provide a full and fair review of plaintiff’s claim.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, payment of disability benefits, declaratory relief, payment of all costs, attorneys’ fees, interest and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Rachel Alters and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell and Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 17-cv-21112