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November 2011 Archives

Frankel & Newfield Wins ERISA Appeal For Ad Agency CEO Denied By Dearborn National

Frankel & Newfield recently won an ERISA appeal against Dearborn National on behalf of a patient whose illness transformed him from a creative man whose success was based on his brilliance and analytical abilities to one who struggles to maintain more than one thought at a time. While his denial may have been the result […]

Court Finds Aetna Abused Its Discretion In Terminating Long Term Disability Claim

The reliance upon conclusory opinions of non-examining medical reviewers did not support Aetna’s claim determination, according to a Federal Judge in Michigan. The Court took issue with Aetna’s embrace of these hollow opinions, which were strongly contradicted by the claimant’s treating doctors, each of whom clearly opined that the claimant was unfit to work, on […]

Prudential Found To Abuse Discretion On Long Term Disability Claim

A Federal Judge in Louisiana has determined that Prudential’s claim determination, to terminate long term disability benefits that had been payable for several years, did not have a rational connection to the facts, and has reinstated the claim and awarded attorneys fees. The claimant, who suffered from orthopedic injuries following a slip and fall down […]

LEXIS NEXIS NAMES DISABILITY INSURANCE LAWYER BLOG A TOP 50 INSURANCE LAW BLOG

For the second time, Frankel & Newfield is pleased to report that Lexis Nexis, a leading global publisher, has named Disability Insurance Lawyer as a top 50 Insurance Law Blog of 2011. Our blog reports on our own cases, trends in disability insurance law, timely news about the insurance industry and individual companies, and useful […]

DISABILITY LAWYERS REVERSE DENIAL OF AN AETNA DISABILITY CLAIM FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME PATIENT

After a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia in his late 30’s, our client spent more than fourteen years fighting to keep working. To us, that is a sign of determination and commitment. To Aetna disability insurance, filing a claim for disability many years after the diagnosis was a red flag, and they […]

Employees Value Benefits More Than Ever Before — Surprised?

Another in a series of fine studies commissioned by UNUM shows that employees are happy to have disability insurance as an employee benefit. How would they not? This study, the third in a series, shows that employees appreciate the opportunity to have disability insurance to protect their income and savings from illness and injury, says […]



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