Lawsuit Claims Prudential LTD Denials Illegal

A class action lawsuit filed in New York claims Prudential Insurance Company of America violated the ERISA when it conducted long-term disability claims appeal reveiws.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, contends that “potentially thousands” of long-term disability claimants who filed a “scondary/voluntary” appeal after November 14, 2005 were denied by the same Prudential employee who denied the first appeal. Under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, a decision maker on a second appeal must be an independent person who was not involved with any previous denial of a claim.

The lawsuit is seeking a court order requiring Prudential to re-evaluate thousands of voluntary appeals that it denied. This reassessment could potentially result in “millions of dollars” of past due benefits.

If you or someone you love has been injured and is not receiving the long-term disability that he or she deserves, please contact an Indiana long term disability lawyer of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633.