O'Connor First
Serving All OfNew York And Vermont
877-886-4029 Toll Free
518-465-0400 New York

Man claims he suffered harm from insurance company denial

Many New York employers offer disability as a benefit to their employees. However, there are times that even purportedly valid claims are denied by an insurance company as a matter of policy, for many reasons. As a result of a denial, some claimants file a civil suit in an effort to obtain those benefits.

One man recently filed a complaint in a federal court sitting in another state. He has alleged that his employer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Aetna Life Insurance Company are liable for causing a breach of contract by denying his short-term disability claim. The man states that he suffered harm as a result of the repeated denials, beginning some time in 2015.

The plaintiff claims that he offered evidence that supported his claim for benefits throughout a series of appeals, but each where summarily denied. He is now seeking compensation in the form of all back disability benefits from the time of his initial claim. In addition, he is seeking any other recompense that the court deems appropriate in this matter.

The case was recently filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and has not yet been scheduled for trial. Other details were not provided as to the manner of the man's alleged disability nor the reasons for the repeated denials. Claims are denied for a variety of valid reasons, and as such, an insurance company may find itself in a position to defend its decision for denying a claim for these types of benefits. New York companies face these scenarios on a regular basis and are well equipped to offer a coherent defense offered by an experienced and focused insurance defense attorney.

Source: pennrecord.com, "Bristol-Myers Squibb employee sues his company and Aetna for disability benefits", Louie Torres, April 12, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Speak To An Experienced Attorney.

High-Quality Representation At An Affordable Price. Contact Us Today.

Learn more about how we can help you by calling the firm at 877-886-4029.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News |2021
  • dri | The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • BEST'S Client Recommended 2019 | Insurance Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent
  • Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • IADC
  • MPL
  • Best Lawyers
  • FDCC
  • Peer Rated
  • Plus
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • TIDA
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News |2019

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211

Toll Free: 877-886-4029
Phone: 518-465-0400
Fax: 518-465-0015
Albany Law Office Map

507 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201

Toll Free: 877-886-4029
Fax: 518-465-0015
Map & Directions