Why There Are No Secrets to Winning a Long Term Disability Insurance Claim

The simple truth is this: LTD claims are often not easy. The application process is rife with pitfalls, valid claims are frequently delayed or denied, and terminations are common. At Frankel & Newfield, we have seen everything, including claimants whose medical records made it very clear that they were never going to be able to…
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Newfield Featured Speaker at the 20th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims

Partner Jason Newfield just returned from the American Conference Institute’s 20th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims, where he was again one of the featured speakers.  ACI is the nation’s premier conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. Jason’s panel addressed a critical litigation topic, the nature and contours of discovery in ERISA disability…
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A federal Judge has determined that Prudential is required to pay both Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability insurance benefits. The claimant, who had been employed by Comtech Communications as a Technician, making repairs on satellite communications equipment, had suffered from chronic severe headaches, which compelled him to undergo spinal surgery for treatment.  Surgery…
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