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Insurance Firm Stops Making Payments To Retired School Teacher Suffering From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Court Hears

Monday 26 September 2016


From Irish news outlet


The High Court, Dublin
The High Court, Dublin

Insurance firm stops making payments to retired school teacher suffering form Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, court hears

By Aodhan O Faolain
29 September 2016

An insurance company stopped making payments to a retired secondary school teacher, who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, because she refused to undergo a test it had requested, the High Court has heard.

Bridget Majella Daly has brought proceedings against Zurich Life Assurance  over the insurer's decision to cease paying her a disability allowance she claims she is entitled to. 

The 48 year old mother of three of The Chase, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, has suffered from a condition known as ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for many years and has been deemed medically unable to work by the Dept of Education.

Ms Daly says that through the ASTI she signed up to a salary protection scheme with Zurich who ceased paying her benefits in April last and informed her that her case was under review. 

As a result she decided to sue Zurich.


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