MIAMI – A Nestle USA employee alleges her insurance company wrongfully denied her benefits.

Sara Caro filed a complaint on May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Standard Insurance Co. alleging that the plan administrator allegedly violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she is disabled and was initially paid benefits by the defendant from Nov. 9, 2014, to Nov. 16, 2014. The suit states that the defendant denied continued benefits. The plaintiff holds Standard Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to pay her long-term disability benefits, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation on the basis of the termination of her claim, failed to properly and adequately investigate the merits of her disability claim and failed to provide a full and fair review of her claim.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order declaring that she is entitled to immediate reinstatement to the long-term disability plan, all costs and attorneys’ fees, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Alexander A. Palamara and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21569

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