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Cigna Gets a Very Public Airing of How It Treats Long-Term Disability Claimants

We want to recognize two people who took a big risk to expose how Cigna, a large disability insurance company, treats its policyowners: Glenn Clarke, who is disabled, and his attorney, our colleague and friend Michael Bartolic. Glenn Clarke has a cardiac condition that his doctors say will kill him if he returns to his […]

Summer is Lyme Season – What That Means for Disability Claims

A mild winter is usually followed by an increase in the number of ticks in the spring and summer. This summer, the number of ticks that carry several disease have increased, as have the number of ticks infected with diseases that threaten humans. In addition to Lyme, people need to know about the Powassan virus, […]

We Overturn Reliance’s Termination of Disability Benefits for Former Registered Nurse at Highly Regarded Hospital in New York

Our client, a 56-year old Registered Nurse at one of the top 25 ranked best hospitals in New York State, retained the services of our firm to fight for her wrongfully terminated disability claim – after Reliance Standard found her disabled for the past 5 years and paid her benefits. Our client was diagnosed with […]

What Triggers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

New research suggests that the body’s response to infection may be responsible for onset of a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), according to research from King’s College in London. The study, reported by The Guardian, found that an overactive immune response appears to be a trigger for persistent fatigue. CFS is a debilitating long-term condition where […]

How Much Information Access is Too Much?

“I filed a disability claim and signed a document that gave the company the right to get information about me, which I thought was fine – until I started getting requests for everything from my personal finances to my transcripts from college. How much information do they need, and how much am I supposed to […]

Yes, You Still Need to Get Disability Insurance

Despite all of the battles that we wage on behalf of clients and their families, we still advise our clients, colleagues and friends to make sure they have disability insurance policies in place. We also advise those who are employees to look into purchasing additional private disability policies. The disability insurance coverage provided as part […]

Five Star AVVO Review for Justin from Disabled Dentist

This is an unsolicited review by a client that makes all of us professionally and personally very proud of the work we do on behalf of our clients. We know the disability landscape that dentists face, and it’s not a pretty one. Their concerns are the same as those of doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, engineers, […]

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 […]



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