OAKLAND – A Concord registered nurse claims her insurer has wrongfully denied her long-term disability benefits claims.
Tomlinson filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of California, Oakland Division against
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
Long-Term Disability Plan and the Kaiser Foundation Health Inc.
Long-Term Disability Plan
alleging that they violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffers from chronic
Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome. The suit states plaintiff
applied numerous times for long-term disability benefits and was denied
each and every time. The plaintiff holds defendants responsible because
the plan administrators allegedly failed to provide her benefits under
the terms of long-term disability plan and failed to provide sufficient
investigation of her claims even after submitting enough information and
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
award for long-term disability benefits, costs of the action and for
all such other relief as the court deems appropriate and equitable. She
is represented by Joseph A. Creitz and Lisa S. Serebin of Creitz and
Serebin LLP in San Francisco and Jeffrey C. Metzger of Law Offices of
Jeffrey C. Metzler in Newport Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division Case number 4:17-cv-00540