According to the Pennsylvania Record (09/29/17) the lead plaintiffs are Anthony and Amanda Patchell. The Patchells currently live in Michigan but were former residents of Altoona, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Patchell claims in his CIGNA LTD lawsuit that he became disabled in February, of 2010. He didn’t elaborate as to the nature, or extent of his disability, however Patchell nonetheless asserts that CIGNA failed to pay both short-term, and long-term disability benefits in a timely fashion. The plaintiffs also allege in their CIGNA denied long term disability lawsuit that the insurer dropped the ball when it came to payment of interest on past-due benefits.
It is also alleged that CIGNA failed to compensate the plaintiffs for attorneys’ fees and other related costs in contested cases that were subsequently ruled in the plaintiff’s favor.
Patchell’s CIGNA long term disability lawsuit alleges violations against the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA, as amended 1974) and also names Disability Management Solutions as a co-defendant. The plaintiffs seek all benefits due them, together with unpaid benefits, interest on unpaid and overdue benefits, as well as any relief granted by the Court.
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The Patchell lawsuit is Anthony Patchell and Amanda Patchell et al. v. CIGNA Health and Life Insurance Co., Life Insurance Co. of America, and Disability Management Solutions, Case No. 3:17-cv-00161-KRG filed September 7 of this year in the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.