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March 2010 Archives

Hartford Insurance Terminates Fibromyalgia Claimant – We Win The Appeal

Our client was on claim with The Hartford for three years when they stopped paying her disability benefits, based on a paper review of her medical records and the results of an Employability Analysis. We represented her with an administrative appeal, and had her benefits reinstated. Our client suffers from Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, major […]

FRANKEL & NEWFIELD WARNS CLAIMANTS – DIAGNOSIS WITHOUT TREATMENT CAN PUT YOUR DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM AT RISK

Filing a disability insurance claim without being under the care of a physician and without undertaking a course of treatment for the disability puts claimants in a vulnerable position. To the insurance company, no treatment means no disability – and no disability means no benefits. This is especially true for individuals suffering from symptoms that […]

Appeals Court Reverses, Grants Retroactive Benefits

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seems to “get” it. The Court reversed a decision that was favorable to an insurer, granting the retroactive payment of benefits to a claimant who has had numerous hip revision surgeries, and was getting paid Social Security Disability benefits. The Court found that the quantity and quality of the […]

LINCOLN NATIONAL DENIES DISABILITY CLAIM TO CLINICAL NEUROLOGIST; FRANKEL & NEWFIELD OVERTURNS DENIAL AND GETS BENEFITS REINSTATED

Our client was a successful Clinical Neurologist, practicing in the area of movement disorders in a busy hospital with a focus on complex, advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Her tasks required the ability to perform physical and labor intensive activities while working at an equally high level of analysis and cognitive abilities. She […]

FRANKEL & NEWFIELD WINS APPEAL AGAINST MET LIFE FOR EXECUTIVE WITH FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

A claimant had applied for benefits under the disability insurance policy that she paid for through employee deductions. She filed a claim when Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and multiple medical problems made it impossible for her to perform the tasks associated with her highly demanding position, which required her to be able to analyze extremely […]



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