WEST PALM BEACH – A former NFL player alleges he is entitled to disability benefits and that his claim was wrongfully denied.
Darryl Ashmore filed a complaint on Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division against NFL Player Disability and Neurocognitive Benefit Plan alleging that the plan administrators denied plaintiffs claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffers from multiple medical conditions since as chronic pain and herniated discs and multiple cognitive and mental health conditions, including memory loss and dementia. The suit states that the defendant scheduled medical evaluations it chose in Texas, Tampa and Palm Beach and the plaintiff requested if the evaluations could be performed closer to his home.
The plaintiff holds NFL Player Disability and Neurocognitive Benefit Plan responsible because the defendant allegedly denied his claim for benefits on Nov. 3, 2015, over claims the plaintiff failed to attend the medical evaluations and failed to provide notice of his inability to attend.
The plaintiff seeks unpaid disability benefits due to him plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Edward Philip Dabdoub and Carter E. Meader of Wagar Dabdoub PA in Coral Gables.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division Case number 9:16-cv-81710-KAM