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Cigna accused of wrongfully denying disability coverage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 18, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An individual is suing Cigna, an insurer, for allegedly violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Troy Harshey filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the insurer violated ERISA by failing to pay insurance plan benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he has suffered and is still suffering monetary damages as a result of the defendant's allegedly unlawful denial of his disability coverage. The plaintiff allegedly was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease and is unable to work.

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to provide a full and fair review of his claim, which allegedly has forced him to retain an attorney to protect his interests.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of this court, plus the costs of the suit, pre- and post-judgment interest and attorney’s fees. He is represented by Max Petrunya of Robert Peirce & Associates PC in Pittsburgh.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 18-cv-424

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