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October, 2013

ERISA HEARSAY AND SANCTIONS

November 29, 2012

. . . Experience of Counsel is Important A local federal district court judge, Judge Brooke Jackson, recently issued a decision in an ERISA case confirming sanctions against the attorney representing the Plaintiff whose long term disability payments had been denied by The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”). While
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Liberty Life Reverses Disability Insurance Denial Fibromyalgia Claimant

November 5, 2012

. . . . The disability attorneys of the Law Office of Shawn E. McDermott LLC have prevailed again on an ERISA long-term disability to Liberty Life Assurance Company (underwriter of disability insurance policies for Liberty Mutual). Our client suffered from severe cervical spine pain, acute transverse myelitis, encephalopathy, and
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MetLife Approves Disability Insurance Benefits for Sufferer of Multiple Orthopedic Ailments

November 5, 2012

. . . . Our firm was recently successful in obtaining long-term disability benefits for a client insured by MetLife. Ms. R suffered from acute back pain which included cervical spondylosis, cervicalgia, and migraines. She also suffered from various sleep problems, which only made her spinal pain worse. After determining
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Successful Internal Appeal of ERISA Long Term Disability Claim with Anthem

July 20, 2012

. . . We are pleased to announce yet another successful disabilty appeal. The appeal team at the Law Office of Shawn E. McDermott was successful in obtaining long term disability benefits for a client insured by Anthem Life and Disability Insurance Company. Ms. D. suffered from severe chronic neuropathic
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COLORADO WOMAN WINS LAWSUIT

May 14, 2012

. . . A client of ours filed a lawsuit against Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, the subsidiary arm of CIGNA Group Insurance which provides group life insurance coverage, claiming that her life insurance coverage was improperly terminated. Her claim was governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of
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CLIENT WITH CHEMOBRAIN SUCCESSFUL ON ERISA APPEAL

May 3, 2012

. . . Our office was recently successful in an ERISA disability appeal submitted to Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”) on behalf of a gentleman suffering with chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment, commonly referred to as “chemobrain.” In this disability claim, our client (a former high-level executive) was diagnosed with
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SUCCESSFUL PERA DISABILIY APPEAL TO UNUM INSURANCE FOR CLIENT

May 3, 2012

. . . Our office was recently successful in obtaining Colorado PERA* disability retirement benefits on behalf of a former teacher suffering with Marfan’s syndrome and several other medical conditions. Standard Insurance agreed our client could no longer perform her job as a teacher, and that she was fully disabled
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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN INDIVIDUAL AND A GROUP (ERISA) DISABILITY POLICY

March 12, 2012

. . . If you have income replacement protection if you become disabled due to a sickness or injury or illness, such coverage is most likely available to you through a group disability policy purchased by your employer. For the most part, these policies and claims thereunder are governed by
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ANOTHER LONG-TERM DISABILITY TERMINATION REVERSAL

March 6, 2012

. . . We recently received a favorable decision from Hartford overturning a termination of our client’s (let’s call her Ms. B) ERISA long-term disability benefits. Ms. B left her former job as a retail sales manager due to her lower back condition. She had previously undergone lumbar fusion, and
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JUDGE OVERTURNS SUN LIFE INSURANCE DENIAL OF LONG-TERM DISABILITY AND LIFE INSURANCE CLAIMS

March 1, 2012

. . . A client of ours will finally receive the long term disability and life insurance benefits she has been pursuing for four years! We recently received a favorable decision on her case from Judge Brooke Jackson, the newest member of the bench for the United States District Court
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