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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 […]

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 […]

Judge Weighs LTD Insurer Conflict Of Interest And Claimant Rights

On February 26, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma issued a decision under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, known as ERISA, in which the judge meaningfully interpreted the law casting favorable light on the claimant’s legal rights. The plaintiff had sought review of the insurer’s denial of her long-term disability […]

Read the fine print even after an ERISA disability appeal victory

If a disability insurance policyholder is denied a claim for benefits, he or she has the right to appeal the denial per the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). While the appeals process can be complex, often necessitating the assistance of an attorney, it is possible to prevail on an appeal of a […]

A denial of disability benefits need not be the end of the story

No one is guaranteed that they will stay in good health during the course of their career. However, whether it is cancer, a spinal cord injury or even something like arthritis, a person could find themselves in a situation that they never expected — that they are too injured or ill to go to work […]



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