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December 2011 Archives

Court Determines Reliance Standard Abused its Discretion on Remanded Claim

Reliance Standard Insurance apparently failed to appreciate guidance from the Court, where it had previously remanded a claim back to perform an appropriate review of the claimant's eligibility for long term disability insurance benefits. Initially, the Court remanded the claim to Reliance Standard, permitting the claimant to supplement the record with evidence of his job responsibilities, and further medical support.

Company Files for Bankruptcy and New Disability Insurance Company Terminates the Claim - Frankel & Newfield Files Federal Lawsuit and Wins Back Benefits

Our client, a 57 year old Senior Vice President of distribution and manufacturing for a large company located in Illinois, became disabled due to brachial plexopathy, non union of humeral fracture, cervical radiculopathy and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Court Finds Lincoln Life to Have Abused its Discretion

A Federal Court in Michigan has recently determined that Lincoln Life abused its discretion when it terminated a claim, finding that Lincoln's decision making process was lacking in terms of analysis of the evidence. The claimant had provided extensive evidence documenting a history of back pain, along with objective testing which supported the impairments in functionality.

Met Life Denies Disability Insurance Benefits for Project Manager Based on Paper Medical Records Review, We Fight Back and Win

Our client, a 57 year old man, was a project manager in building maintenance. In October 2008, he could no longer perform the duties of his job. He was suffering from a long list of painful disabilities: herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, lumbar spondylosis, radiculopathy, chronic back pain, cervical and lumbar spine stenosis, lumbar facet arthropathy, radiculopathy, fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.

Early Intervention Can Cut Disability Costs - Smart Business is also Good Business

Sun Financial Life and Integrated Benefits Institute (a purported non-profit benefits research organization) have "discovered" that employers who take a pro-active approach and get involved with their employees soon after they are initially disabled can be effective in helping them return to work faster and happier - and, no surprise, this approach cuts disability-related costs.

Does It Matter Which Disability Insurance Company Has Your Policy?

We wish we could say that there was one particular company that always came through for their disability insurance claimants. There would be little need for us as disability insurance attorneys, so we would become insurance salesmen, and make sure that everyone bought policies from that one good disability insurance company.

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