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MetLife Must Cover Amputation After Crash, 9th Circ. Says

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. owes benefits to a man and his wife for the amputation of the former's leg resulting from a car accident, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday, finding that the fact that his diabetes may have contributed to him needing the procedure didn’t preclude coverage as the lower court said.

The three-judge panel decided in its published opinion that the MetLife policy’s requirement that an accidental injury be the “direct and sole” cause of an amputation didn’t bar Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy from...
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Case Information

Case Title

Tommy Dowdy, et al v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3791 Employee Retirement

Date Filed

May 4, 2016

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