Good Morning America investigative reporters Chris Cuomo and Gerry Wagschal have reported on several cases on claimants whose benefits were cut off after disability insurance companies used undercover surveillance videos. The response to these reports has been dramatic, and a follow up broadcast aired this week in response to the flood of calls generated by the story.
The idea that a private investigator would videotape claimants walking into a doctor’s office is unpleasant, but not surprising. We’re also not surprised by the number of people who have had the same experience. Frankel & Newfield has represented clients where surveillance videos were used in an attempt to cut off benefit payments. When it comes to tactics, undercover surveillance is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you are being paid disability benefits, it’s likely that you have been or will be observed by an investigator and videotaped, particularly if your benefit payments are high or if you have been on claim for an extended period of time. We’re not paranoid – just realistic.
Call our office today to speak with an experienced disability insurance lawyer. You are not in this alone – we can help.