Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against AFLAC (American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus) alleging breach of contract, violation of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, violation of the Texas Insurance Code, violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), and fraud arising from the wrongful denial of disability benefits owed under an AFLAC Cancer Policy.
AFLAC’s policy required it to pay benefits if Doyle LLP’s Client was diagnosed with cancer or an associated cancerous condition after an initial 30-day waiting period. However, when she was diagnosed with cancer, AFLAC refused to pay her claim. AFLAC claimed that Doyle LLP’s Client was suffering from a pre-existing condition, even though no medical or other evidence supported the denial.
Unfortunately, AFLAC continued its denial even after the Plaintiff’s doctors provided medical documentation stating that the non-cancerous prior condition was in no way linked to – or a proper reason for – claiming that Doyle LLP’s Client had preexisting cancer.
The result of the denial has created an impact on the Plaintiff’s medical situation, including causing delay in surgical treatment and significant financial harm. As a result, Doyle LLP is seeking unpaid medical and income benefits; emotional, financial, and physical damages caused by the delay in payment of benefits; attorneys’ fees, punitive damages, and treble damages under Texas law.
Doyle LLP is honored to represent this client in her fight against an insurance company who has refused to pay benefits owed under a disability or cancer policy. Contact us today if you or someone you know has had their claim for cancer or disability benefits denied by AFLAC or another insurer.