MIAMI – A former Kaiser Foundation Health Plan employee alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
Monica Brown-Hall filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she has been disabled since December 2015 and that her claim for benefits was denied by the defendant on June 19, 2015. The plaintiff holds Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay LTD benefit payments to plaintiff, failed to provide a prompt and reasonable explanation of the basis relied upon for its decision, and failed to properly and adequately investigate the merits of plaintiff’s disability claim.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, payment of benefits, costs, attorneys’ fees, interest, and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Alexander A. Palamara and Gregory Michael Dell of Attorneys Dell and Schaefer Chartered in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21081