SACRAMENTO – A physician's assistant alleges her disability benefits were wrongfully terminated and that she is still disabled under the terms of the plan.
April Theisen filed a complaint on June 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. and Does 1 to 100 alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that applied for short-term and long-term disability benefits in 2010 and was initially approved, but after months of being paid the benefits they were terminated in 2013. The plaintiff holds Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. and Does 1 to 100 responsible because the defendant allegedly terminated plaintiff's disability benefits based on the findings of a physician it hired to evaluate plaintiff's condition despite still being disabled according to the terms of the plan.
The plaintiff seeks damages plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by David Allen of David Allen & Associates in Sacramento.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-01365-TLN-KJN