Disability Insurance Blog

Frankel & Newfield Gives Client a Better Start to a New Year


Saturday, January 16th, 2016

A 55 year-old man from New York who worked as a Claim Representative for a well-known auto insurance company suffers from a long history of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), chronic pain syndrome, and multiple orthopedic conditions including degenerative disc disease, lumbosacral neuritis/radiculitis, radiculopathy, neural foraminal stenosis, as well as migraines.

After numerous attempts of trying to treat and control his pain, he could no longer cope, and was advised to stop working by his treating physicians. He was on claim for three years, when CIGNA terminated his benefits.

CIGNA conducted numerous erroneous paper reviews by its well-known pro-insurer doctors and terminated our client’s claim, even after our client completed a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) at the request of CIGNA and was found disabled by CIGNA’s own consultant.