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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims Based On Multiple Sclerosis

Unfortunately, many people who file claims for long-term disability insurance benefits – LTD – because of multiple sclerosis (MS) have their claims denied by the insurance company. MS is a complex, progressive condition, which by its nature may be difficult to document and establish consistent deficits in functionality, sometimes due to the waxing or waning […]

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 […]

Study shows link between TBI and long-term disability, dementia

People can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) for a variety of reasons, including car crashes, sporting accidents, falls from heights and more. In fact, TBIs are a leading cause of long-term disability in our country. In fact, in 2013, over 2.5 million people in the U.S. sought emergency room care or were hospitalized for […]



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