A District Court Rejects Insurer’s Denial of a Long-Term Disability Claim Based Only on a Paper Review of Medical Records and Blind Adherence to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles

A “battle of the experts” is common in legal disputes. But what happens when your doctor determines you are disabled and unable to work, while the insurer’s doctor determines you are not disabled based on a review of your medical file, leading to a denial of your claim for long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits? Under the …

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Components of an Individual Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim

When you purchase an own occupation individual disability insurance policy, the insurer promises to pay for total disability or residual disability in the event you are unable to perform the substantial and material duties of your occupation due to an injury or sickness. However, recovering under your disability policy may entail a multistep process as …

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