MIAMI – A former Johnson & Johnson employee claims he was wrongfully terminated from receiving disability benefits by his insurer.
Ned Torres filed a complaint on March 14 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 2014, he became disabled due to medical problems from a surgery and was initially approved to receive disability benefits. The suit states the benefits were terminated in March 2016. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly upheld its decision to deny plaintiff's disability benefits despite knowing he was entitled to the benefits and failed to properly investigate the merits of his claim.
The plaintiff seeks payment of disability benefits due to the plaintiff, reinstatement, all legal fees, interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. He 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 1:17-cv-20962-DPG