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Risks of Lasik Surgery Include Disabilities

The promises sound great – no more glasses, no more contact lenses – unlimited vision. And for most people, Lasik surgery is a life changer. But not everyone has a success story. Many men and women who undergo Lasik surgery are left with double and triple vision, an inability to drive at night, painful dry […]

Federal Court Finds CIGNA Failed to Provide Claimant with a Full and Fair Review

In an ERISA disability case that began with an appeal filed in 2014, a plaintiff sought a judicial review of the determination by Life Insurance Company of America (LINA, a member of the CIGNA family of disability insurance companies) that his occupation did not fall under the classification of Sales Personnel and therefore he was […]

Leading Senate Democrats Follow California Inquiry; Colorado, Washington and Connecticut Also Looking Into Aetna’s Process of Claims Review

If you’re not already mad as hell about how decisions are made by disability and health insurance companies already, reading the deposition of Dr. Jay Iinuma, a medical director for Aetna Insurance, will certainly send you in that direction. We are linking to this deposition here, because we believe that every person who has an […]

Don’t Let Your Disability Insurer Discount Your Fibromyalgia

Ask anyone with fibromyalgia if the disease is real. Because disability insurers often deny claims for fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, claiming that are not illnesses, but “conditions”, and questionable ones at that. Today, medical science has proven that fibromyalgia is real. Research has proven that fibromyalgia is related to brain activity that worsens the […]

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 […]

The role of social-media evidence in disability insurance claims

Canadian media has exploded with a story that broke a couple of weeks ago about a well-known Canadian writer and professor whose disability insurance claim for depression was denied after he took a leave of absence. According to the Toronto Star, the author’s physician informed him that the disability insurer had denied the claim after […]

Exploring the basics of disability insurance

People have health insurance to cover their medical expenses when they are injured or ill. However, what happens when a person becomes disabled and cannot earn an income for a significant period of time? It won’t take long for a person to burn through their paid sick leave and vacation time. Health insurance covers medical […]



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