Lincoln Financial Group accused of wrongfully denying disability benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH — An individual is suing Lincoln Financial Group for allegedly breaching an insurance contract.

Rovena Kay filed a complaint on April 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendant violated the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was found to be disabled and could no longer work as a nurse assistant at Uniontown Hospital. She claims that she initially started receiving long-term disability benefits under her insurance plan, but she alleges that the defendant later denied her benefits, claiming that she no longer met the definition of disability under the plan's "'any occupation' standard of disability." 

The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly ignoring pertinent medical evidence, including medical records, expert vocational evidence, sworn testimony and the findings of a Social Security administrative law judge.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks pre- and post-judgment interest, the costs of the action, attorney's fees and any further relief that is just and reasonable. She is represented by Brian Patrick Bronson of QuatriniRafferty PC in Greensburg, Pa.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 3:18-cv-00068-KRG

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