The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Eleven: Personal Statements and Witness Statements

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim to handling a claim denial, through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Eleven of this series, we …

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McKennon Law Group PC Achieves Complete Success at Trial Against Long-Term Disability Insurer Aetna in ERISA Lawsuit

Disabled claimants who suffer from conditions like myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) often face difficult hurdles in getting their disability benefits paid because of the subjective nature of these conditions. There is no objective test,such as an imaging study or blood test, to definitively prove that someone is feeling tired or weak. Yet, the medical …

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District Court Chastises Aetna for Committing Several ERISA Violations Through Its Denial of Disability Claims

Facing a long-term disability (“LTD”) claim, insurers often attempt to tip the scales against insureds in order to deny legitimate claims for benefits.  This imbalance can become especially pronounced where an insured primarily suffers from disabling conditions that are subjective in nature and difficult to objectively measure.  Instead of accepting the statements of physicians who …

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McKennon Law Group PC Wins ERISA Disability Trial against Long-Term Disability Insurer MetLife

On March 24, 2020, after a bench trial in a 46-page opinion, Eastern District of California federal court Judge Troy Nunley ruled in favor of McKennon Law Group PC’s client in her ERISA lawsuit against her long-term disability insurer MetLife, who had denied her claim for long-term disability benefits. She had worked for Kaiser Permanente …

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Obtaining Letters From Doctors and Co-Workers Can Help Prove a Disability Based Upon Subjective Complaints

Insureds suffering from disabling conditions that cannot be objectively verified (for example pain, fatigue, migraines, and confusion) are often denied long-term disability benefits because of the difficulty of proving their claims.  In an attempt to deny a claim for disability benefits, a plan administrator will often assert that there is not enough objective evidence to …

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Long-Term Disability Insurers Cannot Ignore, and Cannot Unreasonably Discount, the Subjective Symptoms of their Insureds

Short-term disability and long-term disability insurers very often deny claims for benefits by stating that the claimant’s alleged restrictions and limitations are not supported by the claimant’s medical records.  While a broad statement like this can mean a number of things, it often means that an insurer does not believe an insured’s complaints of pain …

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