NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans man alleges his disability benefits were unlawfully terminated after he received a kidney transplant.
Robert Mills filed a complaint on April 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. alleging that the claims administrator violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff previously received disability benefits from the time he stopped working on Oct. 30, 2001, through June 18, 2016. The plaintiff alleges that after his kidney transplant, defendant ceased his disability benefits because he was no longer on dialysis although his physician sent it documentation detailing that the plaintiff is no longer able to work.
The plaintiff holds Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to reinstate plaintiff's benefits under the terms of the long-term disability plan and failed to exercise due diligence or good faith investigating plaintiff's claim.
The plaintiff requests seeks benefits payable under the plan, plus interest, attorney fees, costs of suit and all further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by W. Jared Vincent and William S. Vincent Jr. of The Law Offices of William S. Vincent Jr. in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-03744