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In this video, attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup discuss the importance of medical documentation by a treating physician. They need to include what impact that condition has on the claimant’s ability to do his or her job. Mr. Jessup won a recent case against Lincoln Financial Group when, on a second administrative appeal, he was able to present convincing evidence that the claimant, who suffered from multiple sclerosis (MS), could not do her job.…
This video shows disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup discussing a win against Hartford’s denial of disability insurance benefits to a Human Resources director who was suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). In addition to the usual symptoms associated with arthritis of joint pain and swelling, his impaired cognitive functioning was of more concern to him. His initial claim for benefits was approved when Hartford agreed he was disabled from working in his own sedentary…
Resolved Cases: Principal terminates surgeon’s residual disability claim after following claimant with surveillance and determining his activity level indicated he could operate on a full-time basis. Principal Reinstates Benefits of Orthopedic Surgeon Unable to Work Full-Time After Attorney Rachel Alters submits Appeal Resolved Cases: Retail clerk suffering from arthritis, chronic knee pain, chronic back pain, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder who was denied long term disability benefits after Cigna performed a questionable in house review…
In this video, disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Victor Peña talk about a case won by Mr. Peña in a second appeal for a man who suffered with back and knee injuries as well as carpel tunnel syndrome. The man claimed he was unable to work in his own occupation which was classified by a vocational assessment as a light-duty occupation.…
Disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Rachel Alters discuss a case out of the Western District of Washington in which the district court found that Hartford acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it terminated the benefits of a woman suffering from fibromyalgia. The woman had been receiving benefits for nearly two years after Hartford had agreed she was disabled from working in her own sedentary occupation.…
In this video, disability insurance lawyers Gregory Dell and Cesar Gavidia consider the effect on Amazon workers’ disability claims now that Hartford has bought the Aetna Disability Insurance Company. They conclude that changes will be unlikely since both companies now engage in extensive and exhaustive claims review, using every possible avenue they can to avoid paying long-term disability claims.…
In this video, Attorneys Gregory Dell and Victor Peña discuss general trends with Disability Insurance companies. They note that no matter how large an insurance company is, nor how long it has been in business, all disability insurers seem to have the goal of denying as many claims as possible. The insurance companies are in the business of making money, and the more people they have on claim, the less profit there is to the…
Resolved Cases: Insurance Sales Agent gets LTD Claim approved a second time after Attorney Alexander Palamara files second appeal to Prudential. LTD Claim Approved for a Second Time for an Insurance Sales Agent after Prudential Denies Claim Based on Self-Reported Physical Capabilities Disability Insurance News: Washington District Court overturns denial of benefits to former Boeing Employee. Court Finds Aetna Had No Credible Argument Whatsoever To Support Its Decision To Deny Benefits To Claimant With MS
A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee established strong arguments in support of total disability for an OB/GYN suffering from an injury to her right index finger. In Nylander v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America (Unum) the Court was tasked with ruling on a Motion for Summary Judgement filed by Unum in which Unum was asking the Court to dismiss Dr. Nylander’s claim for total disability…
Resolved Cases: Attorney Stephen Jessup of Dell & Schaefer successfully wins disability insurance benefits to an IT Manager suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Lincoln Approves Disability Benefits Following Second Appeal Resolved Cases: A former employee of the National Student Clearinghouse is finally on claim after an appeal by Dell & Schaefer. Though benefits have been approved for his mental health disorder, Dell & Schaefer will not prove to Mutual of Omaha that the client is physically…