Unum Bad Faith Verdict in California- Jury Awards $4 Million

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Unum Group Corp. and its subsidiary, Paul Revere has once again been held liable for bad faith refusal to continue to pay disability benefits to its insured.

Paul Revere issued the own occupation benefits to this dental hygienist in 1988 and promised to pay her disability benefits if she became unable to perform her specialty occupation. In 1996, Kieffer, a dental hygienist, developed several disabling medical conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome and severe cervical pain, which by 1999 forced her to stop working entirely. After paying benefits for some time, in March 2008, Unum terminated the plaintiff’s benefits despite Kieffer’s treating physician’s opinion that she refrain from working as a dental hygienist.

The verdict included compensatory and punitive damages.

At Bonny G. Rafel LLC, we can help those that have had their benefits terminated unjustly.