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Aetna Ordered To Trial In Connecticut Federal Court On ERISA Disability Case

A Federal Judge in Connecticut has ordered Aetna to trial on a denial of group long term disability insurance claim, under ERISA. The Court denied the parties’ motions for summary judgment, and has stated that “A trial will be scheduled for the earliest date.” The parties submitted competing reports from experts – Aetna relying upon […]

Summer is Lyme Season – What That Means for Disability Claims

A mild winter is usually followed by an increase in the number of ticks in the spring and summer. This summer, the number of ticks that carry several disease have increased, as have the number of ticks infected with diseases that threaten humans. In addition to Lyme, people need to know about the Powassan virus, […]

We Overturn Reliance’s Termination of Disability Benefits for Former Registered Nurse at Highly Regarded Hospital in New York

Our client, a 56-year old Registered Nurse at one of the top 25 ranked best hospitals in New York State, retained the services of our firm to fight for her wrongfully terminated disability claim – after Reliance Standard found her disabled for the past 5 years and paid her benefits. Our client was diagnosed with […]

FDA Approves Migraine Drug as First Cluster Headache Treatment

Our clients include people who are disabled by severe migraine headaches, so we are pleased to see this news item that the FDA has approved a drug that treats this condition. As reported in NBC News, cluster headaches impact younger men, and one of the problems, in addition to the pain and frustration of the […]

What Will Happen to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Population Now that CFS Advisory Committee has Dissolved?

As a four-year member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, a federal committee which advised the US Department of Health and Human Services regarding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I have been following the dismantling of this advisory committee. With no prior notice to either committee members or the public, the Department of Health and Human Services allowed the charter of the CFS Advisory Committee to expire. This occurred in September 2018, and there has been little, if any progress in re-starting the committee.

Americans Without Disability Insurance At Greater Financial Risk

Disability insurance law is what we practice, but we also advise people that they should have disability insurance, the type that is offered through your employer and if appropriate, private or individual disability insurance to maintain your standard of living. The ability to earn an income is one of most people’s biggest assets. We don’t […]

Court Finds Mutual Of Omaha Claim Determination To Lack Any Reasonable Grounds

A Federal Judge in Alabama has taken Mutual of Omaha to task for its denial of a long-term disability insurance claim governed under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). Following a thorough consideration of the record (noted by the Judge to be 1545 pages), factual background, medical evidence, and applying the 11th Circuit framework to […]

Slow Growing Variant of Lyme Disease Cure May Be In Sight

Lyme disease makes about 300,000 people sick every year. It is caused by bacteria – Borrellia bacteria – that lives inside common ticks and is transmitted to humans by tick bites. Treatment is usually with a single antibiotic, doxycycline, amoxicillin or cefuroxime, which is taken for two to four weeks. However, according to Discovery Medicine, […]

Disability Claimants On Social Media Risk Losing Benefits

Our disability law firm has been warning clients about posting on social media since the years when Facebook was one of only a few social media platforms. Long term disability insurance companies are not constrained by the same laws as government agencies, so they have been tracking social media posts as a routine matter for […]

AETNA Going to Trial on Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim

A Federal Judge in New York has ordered Aetna to trial in an ERISA disability claim, after denying its efforts to have the Court grant judgment in its favor on a group long term disability insurance claim. The Judge for the Western District of New York determined that “having reviewed the evidence, this Court finds […]



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