LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman formerly employed
by Donaldson Filtration Systems alleges her claim for disability benefits was
wrongfully denied by her insurer.
Kathleen Lemon filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California against Unum Life Insurance Co. of America
citing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2015, she became
disabled due to fibromyalgia and applied for disability benefits, but was
denied on March 17, 2016. The plaintiff holds Unum Life Insurance Co. of
America responsible because the defendant allegedly denied plaintiff's
application for disability benefits based on its claim that there are no
objective tests that established fibromyalgia on plaintiff.
The plaintiff seeks damages, disability benefits payable at the rate of $4,899
per month plus interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. She is
represented by Bernard R. Schwam of Law Office of Bernard R. Schwam in Encino.
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