SAN FRANCISCO — A commercial aircraft pilot is suing Aetna, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Bryan C. Trujillo filed a complaint July 17 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Aetna Life Insurance Company, alleging the defendant wrongfully denied his claim for disability benefits.
According to the complaint, Trujillo, who worked as a pilot for Federal Express, became disabled due to severe obstructive sleep apnea and a sleep-wake schedule disorder. The suit says he applied for disability benefits but was denied.
The plaintiff alleges Aetna Life wrongfully refused to provide ongoing disability benefits despite his having sufficient proof of his disability.
Trujillo seeks benefits, interest, statutory penalties, legal fees and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Julian M. Baum of Julian M. Baum & Associates in Novato.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 3:17-cv-04017-JSC