On October 19, 2010, Doyle filed a lawsuit in Dallas County on behalf of an electrical worker who injured his foot while working on a ladder running conduit. The lawsuit was filed against the insurance carrier, The Travelers Indemnity Company, and its adjuster for their wrongful denial of his medical and income benefits after a clear on-the-job injury. With no supporting evidence, this insurance company and adjuster took the position that the electrical worker was not injured on the job. Travelers and its adjusters were subsequently ordered by the Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Workers’ Compensation to pay benefits. Unfortunately, the delay in payment of benefits caused significant harm to the injured worker from which he is still fighting to recover. Doyle is proud to represent the injured worker against Travelers and its adjuster.
Today, the Honorable Judge Michael Gomez in the 129th District Court of Harris County granted summary judgment for Doyle client Ronald Jerrols in a suit against him by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) has filed an amicus brief with the Texas Supreme Court on behalf of Timothy Ruttiger.
After a five day trial and four hour deliberation, on November 22, 2010, a Harris County jury in the 61st Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas. Judge Al Bennett presiding, found AIG insurer The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania and its third-party claims administrator, Gallagher Bassett, committed violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and that Gallagher Bassett committed violations of the Insurance Code in the wrongful delay and denial of on-the-job injury benefits to Sue Ann Stinson. Ms. Stinson, an international flight attendant for Continental Airlines at the time of her injury, was forced to leave her career and is now faced with an serious spinal condition in her neck due to the insurer and its adjusters delay of medical care at the time prescribed by her treating physicians.
Doyle filed suit on December 15, 2010, against Zurich Insurance and its adjuster on behalf of an employee who suffered an occupational injury while working as a forklift operator. Even though she reported her injury to her employer, her workers’ compensation claim was denied by Zurich and its adjuster, leaving her without medical care and income benefits for over eight months. Zurich initiated medical care and income benefits only after the injured employee won her case in front of the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation.