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Disability Claimants On Social Media Risk Losing Benefits

Our disability law firm has been warning clients about posting on social media since the years when Facebook was one of only a few social media platforms. Long term disability insurance companies are not constrained by the same laws as government agencies, so they have been tracking social media posts as a routine matter for […]

AETNA Going to Trial on Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim

A Federal Judge in New York has ordered Aetna to trial in an ERISA disability claim, after denying its efforts to have the Court grant judgment in its favor on a group long term disability insurance claim. The Judge for the Western District of New York determined that “having reviewed the evidence, this Court finds […]

Chiropractic Economics February 2019 Issue: “You Can’t Afford Not To”

Frankel & Newfield represents many chiropractors, so we understand the unique challenges that chiropractors face when they need to file a long-term disability insurance claim. That means everything from the insurance company’s aggressive examination of financial and practice records in search of other sources of income, to questioning the chiropractor’s treatments from untraditional healthcare providers […]

National Law Firm Frankel & Newfield Celebrates Fifteen Years of Helping Clients with Long Term Disability Insurance Claims

Fifteen years ago, two young lawyers made the decision to leave the disability law firm they were working at to start their own law firm. They had families, mortgages and bills to pay, but the two lawyers were convinced that their vision of a firm where they worked closely with clients and took care of […]

Can “Magic Mushrooms” Be a Solution to Anxiety and Depression – If FDA Give Its Blessing?

Anxiety and depression are two leading factors for disability claims. With about 29 states and the District of Columbia now permitting the use of medical marijuana, and cannabis now showing up seemingly everywhere, from your breakfast smoothie to skin care, what’s coming next? According to this article from Vogue, “Magic Mushrooms” May Be an FDA-Approved […]

Top Ten Warning Signs Your Disability Insurance Company is About to Deny Your Claim

Letters from the disability insurance company are unnerving even in the best of circumstances. We know that our clients aren’t the only ones who see the return address and think, “What fresh hell is this now?” Whether you’ve filed a claim or have been receiving benefits for a while, you know that feeling. Here’s our […]

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 […]

Senators Target Aetna’s Review Of Health Insurance Claims

Frankel & Newfield have battled Aetna and other disability insurance companies when claims have been denied with no apparent regard for the support provided in the claimants’ medical records for years. Now it seems that two Senators, Ron Wyden, (Oregon-D) Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance and Patty Murray (Washington-D) Ranking Member, Senate Committee on […]



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