Disability Insurance Bad Faith
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against UNUM Life Insurance Company and the UNUM Group (“UNUM”) alleging violations of the Texas Insurance Code, the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“DTPA”), fraud, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing by wrongfully denying its insured’s disability claim.
UNUM was responsible for handling the payment of disability benefits after a 2013 aggravation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”). The suit alleges that UNUM ignored medical records from multiple treating physicians demonstrating the severity of the disability, and instead would only consider the opinions of a physician that UNUM hired to offer opinions on whether Doyle LLP’s Client was qualified for disability under the policy.
Doyle LLP’s Client had no choice but to hire a lawyer to represent him in assisting to require the insurance company to pay its owed benefits. Unfortunately, because of the lengthy delay in payment of benefits and eventual denial, Doyle LLP’s client suffered from pain and suffering, financial turmoil, and mental anguish.
Doyle LLP focuses its practice on representing disabled workers who are injured due to the wrongful conduct of workers’ compensation insurers, long term and short term disability insurers, and health insurers. If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of bad faith conduct by an insurance carrier, contact us