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August 2010 Archives

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST SEVERAL MASSIVE INSURANCE FIRMS

Just in case you ever question whether or not your decision to fight back when the long term disability insurance claims adjuster terminates or denies your claim, last week’s decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will easily rest any concerns you may have about whether or not it’s worth […]

Successful Appeal Reverses Termination Of Benefits For Prudential Policyholder

Our client was a highly successful, high earning Financial Advisor for a prestigious investment house. Despite a long history of low back pain, our client had kept working. He refused to give up trying to relieve the pain and get his normal life back. He explored every treatment option available, undergoing multiple surgeries and the […]

LexisNexis® Announces Top 50 Blogs 2009 Insurance Law Community

We are pleased to report that our Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog has been selected by LexisNexis®, one of the nation’s leading legal publishers, as one of its top 50 Insurance Law Community blogs. We devote a lot of time to keeping the blog current and are proud that our efforts have been recognized by one […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO TWEAK ERISA – BUT CAN HE REALLY FIX DISABILITY CLAIMS DENIALS?

The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration will make changes to boost consumer protection for workers and family members, including claims for disability insurance policies. The Labor Department wants to fix the current appeals process for disability and health insurance as governed by ERISA (the Employment Retirement Income Security Act). ERISA was first put […]

RESIDUAL BENEFITS UNDER LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE POLICIES

We represent many clients regarding residual claims, a challenging area of disability insurance law where we feel our practice shines. A residual disability benefit is a disability that causes an insured’s income to fall more than 20% below its pre-disability level. This percentage varies with the policy, and some companies include a loss of time […]

FRANKEL & NEWFIELD WINS FOR PRINCIPAL LONG TERM DISABILITY POLICY HOLDER DENIED EVEN THOUGH IN-HOUSE DOCS SAY HE IS DISABLED

Our client has an orthopedic disability that exacerbated an existing psychiatric disability, which became so devastating that he was no longer able to work. His significant ankle problems (diagnosis of tarsal coalition and osteoarthritis of the foot) created a condition of intense chronic pain, which magnified a clinically diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder and major depression and […]



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