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September 2010 Archives

US Senate Examines Disability Insurance and ERISA - Plaintiff's Bar Applauds

After decades of battling against insurance companies that deliberately mangled ERISA to stonewall policyholder's ability to fight for their benefits, we are of course very gratified to hear the words of Mark D.DeBofsky, attorney and law professor, as he testified that ERISA has been "transformed into a shield that protects insurance companies from having to face the consequences of unprincipled benefit denials and other breaches of fiduciary duty." However, we disagree with his putting the blame on the Courts for the way this law has been twisted far from its original intent.

Surveillance by Insurance Companies Now Extends to Social Media

Insurance companies are stepping up their surveillance activities - this time, they are watching what is being posted on social media networks. A New York women receiving workers' comp benefits for alleged injuries bragged about her salary and her job on her Facebook page. She was caught and pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $9,000 in undeserved benefits.

WHEN DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE INVOLVED, A BIG DISCOVERY TOWARDS A CURE BECOMES CAUSE FOR CONCERN, NOT CELEBRATION

The exciting news that scientists may have discovered a cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), an illness that devastates the lives of millions worldwide, has gotten a completely different slant from the risk management perspective.

DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY TERMINATES CLAIM, FRANKEL & NEWFIELD FIGHTS BACK AND BENEFITS ARE REINSTATED

Our client suffers from a number of severe orthopedic conditions, including multiple herniated discs in his lower back and degenerative osteoarthritis in both knees, which cause chronic daily pain. He client cannot sit, stand, or walk for long, and is constantly distracted by severe pain.

WE SUCCESSFULLY FIGHT DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY LINCOLN WHEN IT ATTEMPTS TO RECLASSIFY CLAIM FROM A PHYSICAL DISABILITY TO MENTAL NERVOUS DISABILITY CLAIM

Our client's claim was terminated after being paid for a period of time under his own occupation coverage, which he had secured through his employment. Lincoln Insurance terminated the claim despite the fact that he continued to suffer from intractable chronic pain and the impact of the heavy narcotics he was compelled to utilize to combat the pain.

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