Seventh Circuit Awards Accidental Death Benefits

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Prather v. Sun Life and Health Insurance Company on December 13, 2016. On July 16, 2013, Jeremy Prather had torn his left Achilles tendon playing basketball and after consulting with an orthopedic surgeon he scheduled surgery for July 22, 2013.  The day … Continued

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District Court Upholds LINA’s Denial of LTD Benefits Due To Lack of Objective Findings of Mental, Cognitive, or Behavioral Impairment

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District court upholds insurer’s denial of LTD benefits agreeing with the insurer’s file reviewer that there are no objective findings from a psychiatric standpoint that indicates the Claimant is mentally, cognitively and/or behaviorally impaired. In Gailey v Life Insurance Company of North America, 2016 WL 6082112 ( M.D. Penn. October 17, 2016), the Claimant was … Continued

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You Should Know: Overdoses Soar with Drug Company Profits

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Bryant Legal Group’s October 2016 “You Should Know” newsletter was distributed last night.  It is available online here.  In this issue: “Addiction Explodes with Sales,” “Abuse, Addiction Prevention Checklist,” and “Track Pharma Dollars to Docs.”  If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, you can do that here.

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Disability Claim Tips

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One of the most important tips is simple.  Always be honest with your doctors.  Your doctor appointments are not the time to put your best foot forward.  We frequently hear feedback from clients that they want their doctors to feel positive about their treatment and what they are doing to help them, so they in … Continued

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