TAMPA – A Health Plan Services employee alleges she was wrongfully denied critical illness benefits by her insurer.

Lucia Gordon filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Life Insurance Co. of North America citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2016, she was diagnosed with a malignant neoplasm in her lungs and applied for critical illness benefits but was denied. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's claim several times when the plaintiff claims she has satisfied all conditions to be eligible to receive the benefits.

The plaintiff seeks declare that the plaintiff is entitled for critical illness benefits, award benefits to the plaintiff for a total of $15,000 plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by John V. Tucker and Amy Ray of Tucker & Ludin PA in St. Petersburg.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00257-JSM-TBM

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