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February 2015 Archives

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Given A New Name and Diagnosis

For the estimated 836,000 and 2.5 million Americans who have long endured both the devastation and the stigma of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, this week’s announcement by the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”), an independent organization that provides unbiased and authoritative advice to policymakers and the general public, was a huge milestone.

Disability Claims and Stroke Victims

 

This week, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are presenting the International Stroke Conference 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a huge scientific conference, with experts in every aspect of cerebrovascular disease. The size of the conference is in direct proportion to the prevalence of strokes in the American population. According to the Centers for Disease Control, strokes kill almost 130,000 Americans every year and are the fourth leading cause of death for Americans.

Federal Court of Appeals Reverses Decision in Reliance Standard Life Case and Awards Benefits to Claimant

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, on appeal from the Federal District Court in Texas (a very conservative Court), has reversed a decision in favor of an insurer, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company, and has granted benefits to a claimant, where it determined that the claim decision was an abuse of discretion, as it was not supported by substantial evidence.

Your Disability Lawyer and Your Disability Insurance Claim

Selecting a disability insurance attorney to represent your claim can be a daunting task. When we began our disability law practice, there were only a handful of firms representing clients. Today the field is crowded, with many firms that are relatively new to the disability law practice area. Choosing the right attorney for you, your situation and your family is an important one, with longstanding effects.

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