SAN JOSE – A Santa Cruz County woman alleges her benefits were wrongfully terminated despite the fact she remains disabled.
Karen Corscadden filed a complaint on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against The Prudential Insurance Co. of America citing violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between 2013 and 2016, she was initially paid long-term disability benefits. She alleges they were terminated by the defendant in March. The plaintiff holds The Prudential Insurance Co. of America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's disability benefits based on a report done by physicians who did not examine her and despite plaintiff having sufficient medical records to support her claim.
The plaintiff seeks payment of benefits plus interest, reinstatement to the plan and her right to receive future benefit payments as she remains disabled under the terms of the plan, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Michelle L. Roberts of Springer & Roberts LLP in Alameda.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division Case number 5:16-cv-03099-HRL