We do not handle social security disability claims
Recent Post

Federal Court Finds Prudential Wrongly Terminated Disability Claim

Justin Frankel
October 3, 2012 | Disability Insurance Denials
Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients

Another Federal Judge has determined that the decision to terminate a long term disability claim was improper, where Prudential sought to rely heavily upon the results of surveillance it had obtained of the claimant.

The Court decided that the surveillance which Prudential relied upon, and which showed the claimant walking, driving, and manipulating bags, grocery carts and her door handle, were not sufficient evidence to dispute the claim. The Judge noted that the surveillance showed the claimant to be very limited in her activities, with stiff and slow movements, which served to support her own statements of her limitations.

Prudential argued that its reliance upon an IME, and medical reviews by third party physicians, coupled with the surveillance, satisfied its burden to show substantial evidence supported its decision. The Court disagreed, noting that the determination needed to be consistent with the quantity and quality of the medical evidence.

Davis v. Prudential Ins. Co.

Written By Justin Frankel


Justin C. Frankel is committed to fighting for the rights of clients when their long term disability insurance claims have been denied, delayed or terminated.

Client Testimonials

5.0 Average on Martindale & AVVO
  • We know how important our work is to the people we represent, and we’re pleased to share this recent note from a client. Dear Justin and Christina, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere g…
  • Our 60-year-old client worked for the world’s largest out-of-home advertising company as a Senior Buyer and outdoor furniture supplier, doing everything necessary to manage a contract for twenty ye…
  • Successful ERISA Appeal of Cigna Denial for High-Ranking Aviation Executive from Florida A 61-year old woman with a prestigious role at a leading aviation company never imagined she would stop work…
  • ERISA Case Headed to Trial in Federal Court – Barber v. Sun Life & Health A Federal Judge in Connecticut has scheduled a trial with live witnesses in an ERISA case, to be decided under the arbi…
  • F&N Resolves a Four Year Delay in UNUM Lump Sum Settlement Matter We were contacted by a 56 year-old man from Maryland who had been trying to negotiate a lump sum settlement of his private disa…
  • Our client, a successful New York dentist, was on claim for a number of years with Trustmark Insurance, due to severe orthopedic issues, which did not permit him to safely and effectively practice …
  • “OK, now that I have had a chance to calmly review the documents, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help. I am certain that if I would have tried to do this myself, I would not have had th…
  • Frankel & Newfield Navigates Complex Issues, From Claim Preparation to Lifetime Management, for Chiropractor A New York chiropractor in his mid-50s was concerned about complex issues associated…

Filing a Disability Insurance Claim

Secrets the Disability Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know!