SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco County client is suing Prudential Insurance, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Jessa Shirman filed a complaint Aug. 3 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against The Prudential Insurance Company of America, alleging wrongful denial for disability benefits.

According to the complaint, Shirman worked for JP Morgan Chase for six years before becoming disabled in June 2015 due to an anxiety disorder, including panic attacks. She says she applied for disability benefits but was denied. 

The plaintiff alleges Prudential Insurance wrongfully upheld its decision to deny her disability benefits despite having sufficient medical evidence to support her claim that she was disabled June 15, 2015, to March 16, 2016.

Shirman seeks damages, benefits payable at the rate of $2,750 per month, interest, all legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Bernard R. Schwam of Law Office of Bernard R. Schwam in Encino.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-04401-JCS

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