MARSHALL — A Texas man is suing an insurance company, alleging it violated workers compensation regulations.
Randall Goodwin filed a lawsuit May 4 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Life Insurance Company of North America, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and violation of workers compensation acts in denying the plaintiff's application for long-term disability benefits.
According to the complaint, between February 2012 and March 17, 2016, Goodwin was initially covered by a short-term disability benefit and then applied for a long-term disability benefit but was denied.
The plaintiff alleges Life Insurance Company denied his application for long-term benefits by relying upon the evaluation of a physician while ignoring Goodwin's medical condition associated with memory issues and vascular dementia .
Goodwin seeks pay all benefits, plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Robert E. Goodman, Jr. of Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC in Dallas.
Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 2:16-cv-00476-JRG-RSP