Louie Torres Jul. 4, 2016, 12:17pm


PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing her employer, The Walman Optical Company, saying she was wrongfully denied long-term disability benefits in a company-administered plan.

Sharon L. Simon filed a complaint on June 30, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendant, alleging that the employer rejected the plaintiff's long-term disability application.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was disabled due to a complete vision loss of her right eye and was paid a short-term disability benefit but was denied when she applied for a long-term disability benefit. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because it allegedly denied the plaintiff's application for a long-term disability benefit despite having adequate medical proof to support her claim.

The plaintiff seeks recovery of past benefits due, enforcement of plaintiff's long-term disability rights, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Charles A. Merchant of Merchant & Kay, LLC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00983-NBF

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