MIAMI – A woman alleges her insurance company wrongfully terminated her from receiving disability benefits over claims she is able to work.
Susan Matas filed a complaint on July 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January 2015, she was initially entitled to receive plan benefits for her disability but was suddenly terminated on May 26, 2015, by the defendant. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly upheld its decision to deny plaintiff's disability benefits over claims that medical information did not support her from not working, but she alleges she is still disabled according to the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks payment of long-term disability benefits, reinstatement to the plan for as long as she remains disabled under the terms of the plan, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Stephen F. Jessup of Attorneys Dell and Schaefer, Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-22946-MGC