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Aetna Life Insurance Company
January 3 2005
Class action status is being sought in a lawsuit filed against Aetna Life Insurance Company on behalf of employees of The Boeing Company who have been denied disability benefits by Aetna since 1998. The suit claims that Aetna breached its fiduciary duties by improperly and systematically denying and terminating valid disability claims. The breaches included in the suit include heightening the requirements needed to prove disability; failing to collect all of the claimant's medical records; disregarding the assessments of the claimant's treating physicians in favor of those by Aetna's paid claims reviewers; and ignoring prior social security disability awards.
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My employer unjustly voided my posistion soon after my probation period for long term disability. I am diagnosed with bipolar depression and my skills to perform the documentation needed for a appeal has diminished to a level of incompetent. I do not believe I will be able to endure the challenge ahead of me. My children are very much aware of my illness and have been informed of the challenges I face. I have already prepared them for the possibility of taking my own life as to just have peace. It is sad when a insurance company can legally dictate and justify their actions in a court of law.
Posted by Jane Eng
I was denied short term disability when I worked for Boeing. Aetna denied it even though my doctor wrote on the appeal that I needed to be out of work. So I continued to be on medical leave of absence from Boeing without any compensation from Aetna, and I had to live off of my savings and retirement money for 6 months.
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