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March 2018 Archives

Orthopedic LTD Claims — When You Can’t Work

At our law firm, we often represent claimants seeking long-term disability benefits under their disability insurance policies after sustaining orthopedic injuries or diseases that prevent them from performing the tasks of their jobs  These kinds of impairments require comprehensive medical evaluation and detailed documentation so insurance claim examiners have all the medical evidence they need […]

Long-Term Disability Insurance Protects Your Financial Security

Here at the law firm of Frankel & Newfield, PC, we dedicate our entire practice to comprehensive advocacy for injured and ill employees across the country in their claims for benefits under long-term disability insurance policies. We are prepared to step in at any phase of a claim:  Initial filing Ongoing claim management Development of […]

Long-Term Disability Claims For Impairment From Cardiac Problems

At our law firm, we regularly represent people in their long-term disability insurance claims based on heart disease or cardiovascular disorders, related to the heart or vascular system. These problems cause a variety of symptoms that potentially affect the ability to perform work activities as well as to tolerate work activity.  Develop the medical evidence  […]

Unique Challenges In Disability Insurance Claims For Depression

Depression can impair a person to the extent that he or she can no longer perform at work. When job tasks become impossible because of symptoms of depression, it is appropriate to file a claim for benefits under the person’s long-term disability or LTD policy.  Nature of depression claims  Unfortunately, insurance companies are notorious for […]

Pogue V. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Licensed Professionals Be Warned

A recent case heard in the appellate court of Tennessee sends a chilling message to physicians or any licensed professionals who need to file a claim on their disability policies and have licensing issues which may impact their continued ability to practice. Dr. Pogue, a physician who practiced in Nashville, Tennessee, owned three private disability […]

The Importance Of Disability Insurance For Physicians

Here at Frankel & Newfield, PC, we represent doctors across the country when their disability insurers deny their claims or prematurely terminate their disability payments. The practice of medicine is both physically and mentally demanding, with long hours, stressful situations, life-and-death decision making and potential exposure to radiation and chemicals. For these reasons, unexpected disability […]

Unfairness Inherent In Disability-Insurer Use Of Doctor Rosters

When someone buys disability insurance or joins a group disability policy at work, he or she deserves to be financially protected should injury or illness interrupt the ability to work and earn a living. Accordingly, when it becomes necessary to file a claim under his or her disability insurance policy for benefits, it should be […]

Part 2: More About Disability-Insurer Claimant Surveillance

Today we continue our discussion of insurance company use of physical and online surveillance of disability-insurance claimants in an effort to find evidence that might discredit claims of injury and illness. If a picture, video or social media post suggests that a claimant can do something in his or her personal life that is inconsistent […]

Part 1: Questionable Disability-Insurer Surveillance Of Claimants

We recently told you the story of a Canadian writer whose disability insurance provider reportedly denied his claim for benefits based on depression. In that post, we described a Toronto Star article about an allegation that the insurer in that case had used as evidence pictures posted on social media that showed the claimant looking […]

Senators Target Aetna’s Review Of Health Insurance Claims

Frankel & Newfield have battled Aetna and other disability insurance companies when claims have been denied with no apparent regard for the support provided in the claimants’ medical records for years. Now it seems that two Senators, Ron Wyden, (Oregon-D) Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance and Patty Murray (Washington-D) Ranking Member, Senate Committee on […]



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