SAN FRANCISCO — An advice nurse with a bipolar disorder has filed suit against a life insurance company for allegedly failing to pay her long-term disability benefits.

Windy Mastroyannakis filed a complaint Sept. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Does 1-10,   alleging that they violated the rights of the plaintiff to receive long-term disability benefits.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 9, 2015, she was declared disabled due to a serious bipolar disorder that purportedly resulted in significant mood swings and severe, disabling depression, causing her difficulty in retaining a full-time job.

The plaintiff holds Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to uphold the rights of the plaintiff to her long-term disability plan, failed to pay benefits due to unreasonable denial, failed to setup a medical examination to prove the plaintiff's claim and failed to consider the medical evaluation of the plaintiff's psychiatrist.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, damages, interest, attorney's fees, costs of suit and further relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Bernardo R. Schwam of Law Office of Bernardo R. Schwam in Encino.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 16-cv-05160

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