EAST ST. LOUIS — A woman is suing United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, alleging improper denial of disability benefits.
Alicia Berrios filed a complaint on Dec. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, alleging that the insurer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she suffered monetary damages from not receiving long-term disability benefits. The plaintiff holds United of Omaha Life Insurance Company responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongly determined that she did not meet the definition of disabled and denied her application for disability benefits.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment of disability income benefits, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs of suit and such other relief to which she may be entitled. She is represented by David Hicks of David M. Hicks PC in Maryville.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-01318-SMY-SCW