NEW ORLEANS – A Colorado man alleges his claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.
Christopher J. Turvey filed a complaint on Dec. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. alleging that the plan administrator violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of defendant's actions, he has suffered, and is continuing to suffer economic losses. The plaintiff holds United of Omaha Life Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly has abused its discretion by denying his long-term disability benefits under the terms of the disability policy and by failing to consider his medical condition.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against each defendant for all benefits due under the plan, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs of suit and all other relief as the facts and law may provide. He is represented by James F. Willeford and Reagan L. Toledano of Willeford & Toledano in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-17150