SACRAMENTO – A San Joaquin woman alleges that she was wrongfully denied disability benefits.

Tammy Aimone filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North America citing violation of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she became disabled and filed for benefits in March 2015 but was denied by the defendant. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly relied on the opinions of financially biased physicians in making its decision whether not to approve plaintiff's benefit claims.

The plaintiff seeks benefits not paid beginning Dec. 3, 2014, plus interest at the legal rate on each monthly payment, all other benefits from the plan to which plaintiff is entitled to, reimbursement of all expenses and premiums paid for such benefits, determining that plaintiff is entitled to future disability benefits, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Frank N. Darras, Lissa A. Martinez, Susan B. Grabarsky and Phillip S. Bather of Darras Law in Ontario.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-at-00438

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