PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia resident alleges her insurer wrongfully terminated her disability benefits and that she is still disabled.
Shellene Freeman filed a complaint on July 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against The Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled and stopped working in March 2016. She allege she collected disability benefits from March to May 2016 and that in August 2016, the defendant informed her it discontinued her payments because it concluded she was no longer disabled.
The plaintiff holds The Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly discontinued plaintiff's insurance benefits despite still being disabled.
The plaintiff seeks payment of all benefits due to the plaintiff plus interest, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Graham Baird of The Law Offices of Eric A. Shore in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-03214-RBS