PENSACOLA – A Georgia woman alleges she remains disabled but that her insurer wrongfully terminated her disability benefits.
Damita Bradford filed a complaint on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division against Aetna Life Insurance Co. alleging that the plan administrator breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled in June 2014 due to diabetes and other medical issues and initially received benefits from December 2014 to June 2015. The plaintiff holds Aetna Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant's denial of the plaintiff's claim derogated her right to disability benefits.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for all plan benefits owing at the time of said judgment, prejudgment interest, attorney’s fees, costs of action, and all other relief deemed just. She is represented by Nick A. Ortiz of Ortiz Law Firm in Pensacola.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division Case number 3:17-cv-00183