Long Term Disability Appeals in Ohio and 8 Nearby States
At McDonald & McDonald, we practice ERISA / long-term disability law in several states throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, & the South. Our clients have come from a variety of locations and cities.
Our law firm is headquartered in Centerville, Ohio, but we travel where the need arises to represent … Read the rest
Most individuals become familiar with the phrase 502(a) lawsuit by receiving a letter from an insurance company denying access to their long-term disability benefits.
The traditional language often used by long-term disability insurers advises clients that they have “exhausted their administrative remedies”, and now have the ability to file a lawsuit under Section 502(a) of the Employee Retirement … Read the rest
Reaching back into our history, I thought the following might be a good decision to share. This case primarily deals with the often under-litigated issues of exhaustion of administrative remedies and timeliness of the Plaintiff’s Complaint under 502(a) of ERISA.
In general, each Long Term Disability plan that issues a denial must have rules that give the disabled person an … Read the rest
This has been on my mind for some time and I have been trying to let my clients and perspective clients know about this so they can respond appropriately. Many insurance companies use vendors to conduct video surveillance while the disability claimant is at their home. There is simply no way to tell which files will be selected for video … Read the rest
“Peer Reviews” Lead to Wrongful Denial of Disability Claims
A peer review is NOT the same as a second opinion or independent medical exam (IME). Essentially, a peer review is a tool used by the insurance company to review your Dr’s medical records.
Peer reviews are problematic because of the type of information that the insurance … Read the rest