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Disability Insurance Attorneys Archives

Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield are Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers 2018 List

Partners Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield have been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list as two of the top New York metro area lawyers for 2018. Both Mr. Frankel and Mr. Newfield were named Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2018, and Mr. Frankel was selected in 2011. Each year, Super […]

Want to Know Your Ancestry? How a DNA Kit Could Put Long Term Disability Insurance at Risk

The next time you’re wondering where your great great grandparents lived, you may want to ask the oldest family member, rather than submit your DNA to testing from an at-home genetic test. Direct to consumer genetic tests have become very popular – you can even get a kit for your dog. But while the federal […]

Biomarker Could Change Everything About Depression Disability Claims

For the first time, a study has shown that low levels of a specific molecule in the blood can be linked to both the severity and the duration of depression. A collaborative study from Stanford University and Rockefeller University and several other research institutions have found that people who suffer from depression have lower levels […]

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 Overturns LTD Denial by Sedgwick’s Dr. Mendelssohn

Our disability insurance law firm has come up against Sedgwick, a third party administrator of disability insurance claims, and Dr. Martin Mendelssohn, an orthopedist who is a hired gun for many insurance companies, performing paper only reviews supporting claim denials and terminations, so it is always rewarding to read about a federal judge who agrees […]

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 […]

Short Term Impact of Tax Reform May Be Bad for ERISA Disability Insurance Claims

At first glance, a lowered corporate tax rate would seem to be a boon to large insurance companies. Experts expect that it will, in the long-term, but in the short term, there will be some belt-tightening to occur, and we predict that ERISA disability claimants will be the ones to feel the pinch first. As […]

Professionals and Executives Filing Disability Claims

A serious diagnosis of any kind of disease and the prospect of a life-changing chronic condition is a challenge for anyone. But for an executive or professional whose identity is wrapped up in their work, the emotional aspect of becoming disabled can be as tough as the physical aspects. Type “A” personalities who gain a […]



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