FORT MYERS – A Charlotte County woman alleges that she is disabled due to severe osteoporosis and that her insurance company wrongfully terminated her benefits.

Theodora Moritz filed a complaint on July 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. alleging that the insurance firm denied plaintiff's claims for disability benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 7, 2012, she stopped working due to a severe medical condition and was initially being paid long-term disability benefits by the defendant. She alleges her benefits were terminated on May 12, 2015. The plaintiff holds Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's long-term disability benefits despite having sufficient evidence to support her claim of being disabled.

The plaintiff seeks declaration of rights to her benefits, reinstatement to the plan, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Nancy L Cavey of Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey in St. Petersburg.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division Case number 2:16-cv-00546-UA-MRM

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