Investment banker with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vindicated by High Court
Charles Miley has insurance cover reinstated after winning case against Insurance company
We have recently won a significant victory for our client Charles Miley, who had his insurance policy reinstated, after Friends Life refused to pay out on his employers insurance policy, wrongfully claiming he faked having chronic fatigue syndrome. Friends Life had previously accepted his claim and paid out between 2009 and 2013, but later halted the payments.
The High Court accepted the medical evidence that he did indeed suffer from his condition. Mark Rondel, a principal in our Dispute Resolution team and who led Mr Miley’s case, comments:
“We are delighted the High Court has ruled in Mr. Miley’s favour, and he can now can continue to focus on his health and recovery. Mr. Miley faced serious accusations of dishonesty not only in the High Court, but also in the court of public opinion and his reputation has been unfairly tarnished. We are thrilled that with today’s ruling he has been entirely vindicated. The High Court’s complete exoneration of Mr. Miley and acceptance of the clear medical evidence put before them begs the question of why insurance payments were stopped in the first place. Mr. Miley’s condition has meant that some days he has been unable to get up from the sofa."
"To deal with this on top of dealing with a court case and the loss of his financial security has been extremely difficult for him and his family. This is an issue that has not only affected Mr. Miley, but others like him who suffer from illnesses that make it impossible to work. This ruling gives a clear message to those people who have similar insurance policies that they are entitled to the pay outs that afford them financial peace of mind whilst dealing with their condition.”
If you would like more information on this case, please contact Mark Rondel on 0345 070 6000.