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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Social Security Disability News by Joni Beth Bailey

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For new and updates relevant to Social Security disability, we recommend visiting attorney Joni Beth Bailey’s blog page.  Recent topics include: “Famous Last Words—’I’ve got this!  I don’t need an attorney at my Social Security disability hearing!’” and “SSA’s mySocial Security:  New Online Security Update” Ms. Bailey is an experienced attorney representing individuals since 1984 … Continued

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