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November 23, 2011 —
It is true that the majority of social security disability applications are denied following the initial application. Last year more than three million people applied for social security disability benefits and that number is expected to rise each year.
A social security disability claimant recently posted a helpful comment discussing his success in obtaining social security disability benefits approval following his initial...
November 22, 2011 —
Forced to hire a disability lawyer to represent him in United States District Court to file an ERISA lawsuit against Prudential Insurance, a Software Design Test Engineer and his attorney allege that the insurer breached its contract, violated the consumer Protection Act, acted in bad faith, and was negligent in denying him ERISA long-term disability benefits.
Johnson succumbed to a disabling illness and ceased work at Microsoft in August...
November 18, 2011 —
A disability attorney recently filed a federal lawsuit against The Ohio National Life Insurance Company. The Plaintiff worked as a Senior Attorney in the Wyeth Pharmaceutical (now Pfizer) Global Business Development Legal Group. Plaintiff purchased a Disability Insurance Policy from Ohio National on May 14, 1999, then purchased another Disability Insurance Policy from Ohio National on September 24, 1999.
The Plaintiff filed a disability...
November 16, 2011 —
Two Plaintiffs filed Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawsuits against the Prudential Insurance Company of America in Tennessee and Indiana Federal Court. In both cases it is alleged that Prudential wrongfully denied the claims of both Plaintiffs for long-term disability (LTD) benefits.
The Tennessee Prudential Case
The plaintiff was employed by Panasonic, thereby making her eligible for its long-term disability plan. While...
November 14, 2011 —
Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) was recently sued three times in the Federal District Court of South Carolina by three separate Plaintiffs for short-term and/or long-term disability benefits violations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). In each of the three cases filed by South Carolina disability attorneys, Aetna is accused of illegally denying the Plaintiffs' claims for short-term disability (STD) and/or long-term...
November 11, 2011 —
A Georgia disability attorney recently filed a federal ERISA disability lawsuit against Boston Mutual Insurance Company of America and Disability Reinsurance Management Services (DRMS) to recover long-term disability benefits that were wrongfully withheld.
The plaintiff was employed by Green Island Country Club who contracted with Boston Mutual Insurance Company to provide disability benefits to its employees. By virtue of his employment, the...
November 10, 2011 —
An Indiana disability attorney recently filed a federal lawsuit against the Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York (Cigna). The Plaintiff, by virtue of her employment, was covered by a monthly disability benefit plan with Cigna. When Cigna denied wrongly withheld disability benefit payments, the Plaintiff was forced to file a lawsuit.
The Facts of the Case Against Cigna Life Insurance Company Of New York
Plaintiff worked as a Rabbi from July...
November 9, 2011 —
Dr. G, has been battling Provident Accident and Life Insurance Company (acquired by Unum) since his long term disability insurance benefits were denied in 1999. After two jury trials, multiple motions for summary judgment, and an appeal, Dr. G has once again won a verdict granting him lifetime disability benefits. It is likely that Unum will once again appeal the jury verdict and this case will continue for several more years. Dr. G is currently...
November 7, 2011 —
A disability attorney was forced to file a federal ERISA lawsuit against The Prudential Insurance Company of America after his client was wrongfully denied continued long-term disability benefits.
The Facts of the Case Against The Prudential Insurance Company Of America
Plaintiff was employed by KPMG and was covered under the Long-Term Disability Plan that was provided by Prudential.
Plaintiff became disabled on September 15, 2005 because...
November 4, 2011 —
Recently, three federal lawsuits were filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against the Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston. In all three cases that were filed through the respective plaintiffs' disability attorney, Liberty was alleged to have improperly denied the plaintiffs their claims for disability (LTD) benefits.
The First Case
A DirectTV Employee, through an Oklahoma disability attorney, filed an ERISA...
November 2, 2011 —
A disability attorney recently filed a federal ERISA lawsuit against both UnitedHealth Group Long-Term Disability Benefit Plan (UHG) and Sedgwick Claims Management Services (Sedgwick) after the client was wrongfully denied long term disability benefits.
The plaintiff, John Doe, was employed by UnitedHealth Group, Inc., who provided short-term and long-term disability benefit plans to the Plaintiff. By virtue of his employment, the plaintiff...
November 1, 2011 —
Claiming ERISA (Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act) violations, Jacqueline Musgrove and her Kansas disability attorney filed a lawsuit against Prudential Insurance Company of America on July 1, 2011 for her long term disability benefits. As an assembler of electronic automotive parts, Musgrove worked for Standard Motor Products from September 28, 1988 until March 22, 2010. In March 2010, Musgrove was no longer able to perform her job...
October 28, 2011 —
Is there a trend of disability insurance denials taking place at Ohio National? Attorneys Dell & Schaefer recently filed suit in the Federal District Court of Hawaii after our client was denied benefits after more than 10 years of payments. It is not common that a disability claimant is denied benefits after 10 years. In conducting nationwide research about other lawsuits against Ohio National Life, we came across another long term disability...
October 27, 2011 —
A disability attorney recently filed a federal ERISA lawsuit against the CIGNA Life Insurance Company of New York (CIGNA). The Plaintiff was forced to file suit after CIGNA repeatedly denied her disability claim.
The Facts of the Case Against CIGNA Life Insurance Company
Plaintiff suffered injuries that included bulging and herniated disks in her back in January 2004. She was examined and treated until it was determined that surgery was...
October 25, 2011 —
On July 5, 2011, Annie T. Merion and her disability attorney filed a lawsuit against UNUM Life Insurance Company of America in the United States District of Georgia, Macon Division on a claim for long term disability benefits. As a governmental employee plan for disability benefits, Merion's claim is excluded from being a plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Merion, however, was entitled to her disability...
October 24, 2011 —
A disability attorney recently filed a Federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania against Assurant, Inc. (Assurant), Assurant Employee Benefits (AEB), and Union Security Insurance Company (Union).
The plaintiff was employed by Nestle Waters North America Holdings, Inc. (Nestle), who contracted with Assurant, AEB, and Union to provide long-term disability benefits to its employees. By virtue of his employment, the plaintiff was covered by Nestle's Group...
October 21, 2011 —
Three different lawsuits were recently filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against the Prudential Insurance Company of America in Federal Courts by attorneys in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania for failing to pay disability benefits.
The First Case
The plaintiff through a disability attorney filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court of Kansas. The plaintiff participated in a disability insurance plan...
October 19, 2011 —
An employee of Delta Air Lines and his disability attorney recently sued Sedgwick to recover disability benefits under the Delta Family-Care Disability and Survivorship Plan. The employee charged the insurer of illegally denying him his short term and long term disability benefits as provided for in his insurance plan and thus, neglecting to uphold its duties in approving his claim.
As a covered member of the Delta plan since January 1, 2008...
October 14, 2011 —
Three different lawsuits were recently filed by disability lawyers under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against the Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA) in the Federal Courts of Illinois and Minnesota for improper denial of claims for disability benefits.
The First Case
In the first complaint, the plaintiff through a disability attorney filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois...
October 12, 2011 —
A Michigan disability attorney recently filed a federal ERISA lawsuit in the district court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Prudential Financial Inc. in order to recover short-term and long-term disability benefits that were wrongfully withheld by Prudential and TRW.
The Facts of the Case Against Prudential Insurance Company and TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation
Plaintiff is 60-years old and is a resident of the State of...
October 11, 2011 —
A disability attorney recently filed a federal lawsuit in South Carolina against the Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America. The plaintiff, a physician, paid for disability policies that were underwritten and insured by Berkshire. When the doctor applied for disability benefit, Berkshire refused to pay.
The Plaintiff, through his disability Lawyer, filed a disability lawsuit due to Berkshire's breach of insurance contract and bad faith...
October 7, 2011 —
A Federal Court recently ruled in favor of a man denied long-term disability benefits by Lincoln. The court agreed with his disability attorney in this ERISA Lawsuit and ordered reinstatement of LTD benefits along with past due benefits with interest.
The Facts of the Case Against Lincoln National Life Insurance Company
Plaintiff was employed by Genzink Steel as a steel fabricator. Plaintiff applied for disability in April 2000 as a result of...
October 6, 2011 —
Liberty Life Assurance had three ERISA lawsuits filed against it in the United States District Courts of Pennsylvania in July 2011 by disability attorneys. All three cases allege that Prudential is not upholding its duties in the awarding of disability benefits to entitled employees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Registered Nurse and her Disability Attorney Challenge Liberty Life's Denial of Disability Benefits
October 5, 2011 —
Claiming that Prudential violated ERISA by improperly refusing to pay entitled disability benefits under her long term disability and life insurance policy, Della Davis and her Wisconsin disability attorney filed a complaint against Prudential.
In the compliant which was filed in the United States District Court of the Western District of Wisconsin, Davis and her Wisconsin disability attorney request that the court:
Enter a judgment...
September 30, 2011 —
A disability attorney recently filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the district of Maine against the Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). In Bonnie Ramsdell vs Huhtamaki Americas, Inc and Aetna Life Insurance Company, the plaintiff, suffering with post traumatic stress disorder brought the disability lawsuit under the Employment Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA) to recover short and long term disability benefits that were...
September 28, 2011 —
In Chrilon Daniels Vs Unum Life Insurance Company of America the plaintiff filed a disability lawsuit under the Employment Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA) to recover long-term disability benefits that were wrongfully withheld by Unum.
The Facts of the Case Against Unum Insurance Company
The disability policy issued by UNUM to Ms. Daniels defines "disability" by the following criteria:
A person is limited from performing the...
September 26, 2011 —
A disability claimant receiving benefits from CIGNA can never let their guard down. CIGNA is constantly evaluating their claims and if they have an opportunity to deny disability benefits then they will do so. This case is an example of a woman that was paid over 12 years, before CIGNA decided to unreasonable pull the plug. Despite a deterioration of this woman's medical condition, how could CIGNA really expect this woman to return to a 40 hour...
September 22, 2011 —
After 10 years of receiving disability benefits and a lump sum buyout offer by CIGNA, this claimant's disability benefits were denied. This case is a sad example of the fact that a disability claimant can never assume that their disability benefits will continue to be paid indefinitely. Therese Regan was formerly a lab technician employed by the Pactiv Corporation. By virtue of her employment, the plaintiff was, at all relevant time, a...
September 21, 2011 —
Despite numerous disabling medical conditions, The Standard Insurance Company Denied disability benefits. The plaintiff was a medical secretary working at a private practice. By virtue of her employment, the plaintiff became eligible for coverage under the Standard Insurance's Select Trust Group Policy, Long Term Disability Benefits, Group Policy. Under the terms of the Plan, Standard Insurance is the Plan fiduciary and insurer.
In 2004, due...
September 19, 2011 —
Recently, in the case of Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology S.C and Jawdat Abboud Vs. Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America, Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America filed at the District Court for Northern Illinois Eastern Division, the plaintiff Jawdat Abboud through his disability attorney alleged that the Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America (a subsidiary of Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America) had caused him and his...