Daily Archives: September 8, 2016

Robert McKennon Publishes Article: Ninth Circuit: 'Independent' Physicians may Favor Insurers

Posted in: Abuse of Discretion, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legal Articles, News Blog, Standard of Review September 08, 2016

In the September 8, 2016 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Robert McKennon of the McKennon Law Group published an article regarding the use of so-called “independent” physicians used by insurance companies as a pretense to deny valid claims.  In the article entitled “9th: ‘Independent’ Physicians may Favor Insurers,” Mr. McKennon summarized the recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit case, Demer v. IBM Corporation LTD Pan, 2016 DJDAR 8929 (9th Cir. Aug. 29, 2016), in which the Court noted that insurance companies frequently pay doctors a substantial amount of money to review files, and therefore their opinions are likely biased in favor of the insurance company that pays them.

The article is posted below with …

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