LOS ANGELES – A widow has filed a suit against her insurance company alleging it wrongfully denied her claim for accidental death coverage after the death of her husband.

Deborah Jensen filed a complaint on Aug. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2015, she submitted an insurance claim for accidental death benefits following the death of her husband, Bernard Jensen, on Sept. 5, 2015. The suit states the plaintiff's husband died as a result of a fractured skull from a fall on June 8, 2015, but the defendant denied the claim. The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's insurance claim based on its believe that Bernard Jensen's death was not the result of an accidental body injury despite purportedly having adequate evidence to support her claim.

The plaintiff seeks payment of accidental death benefits due to her plus interest, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Glenn R. Kantor and Andrew M. Kantor of Kantor & Kantor LLP in Northridge.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-05752

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