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November 2013 Archives

LINCOLN DENIAL IS OVERTURNED FOR PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGIST

A pediatric radiologist with Bi-Polar disorder was denied disability benefits by Lincoln Financial Group. Lincoln defended its decision to deny her claim with two main arguments: that her condition had not significantly worsened from the time of her initial diagnosis to the date of disability, and that the woman, in her mid 50s, had made the claim at this time so that she could retire while receiving disability benefits. Our client had been advised that the hospital where she worked was not renewing her contract.

Five Things Your Attorney Wishes Your Doctor Knew About Disability Insurance Claims

1 - A diagnosis alone is not enough to make you disabled in the eyes of the insurance company. They are looking for information in your medical records that clearly states NOT ONLY that you are not able to perform the material duties and tasks of your occupation (or potentially any occupation), but HOW and WHY you are not able to perform work functions.

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