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eScooter Accidents

June 28, 2019

Were you recently injured in an e-scooter accident? If so, you have the right to meet with a qualified Denver accident attorney in order to discuss your options. If the accident that you were involved in was not your fault, you should not be the one who is on the hook to pay for it.…

Why Motorcycles are More Dangerous Than Cars

June 7, 2019

Motorcycles don’t have bumpers, steel bodies and frames, crumple zones, air bags or seat belts. In the event of a crash, riders are far more likely to be severely injured than drivers or occupants of motor vehicles. Even if a motorcyclist’s body doesn’t take a blow from a car in a crash, his or her…

Termination from Employment Even as a Result of Disability Can Impact Your Coverage

February 6, 2019

Some disability benefit plans require that the claimant remain employed, even in inactive status, in order to receive benefits. In these situations, an employee may need to have their Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) approved to protect their employment status in order to be eligible for disability benefits. However, an employer may still terminate an…

Cigna Reverses Long-Term Disability Denial of Service Technician

November 2, 2018

McDermott Law, LLC was once again successful on behalf of a client whose disability benefits were wrongfully denied. These long-term disability (“LTD”) benefits governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), and insured by Cigna, have now been granted. A service technician suffered from tetrachloroethylene exposure, which caused a litany of medical conditions and…

Medical Doctor’s LTD Benefits Terminated Based Upon a Mental Illness Provision

November 2, 2018

In 2013, a medical doctor notified Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company (“Unum”) of his claim for disability insurance benefits based on medical conditions of PTSD, grief, panic attacks, anxiety, cognitive impairment, insomnia, fatigue, and major depressive disorder. Unum approved his claim and paid the doctor his benefits from under the 24-month Mental Disorder Limitation…

Cigna Overturns Termination of STD Benefits and Grants LTD Benefits

November 2, 2018

A former Cybersecurity Specialist (Ms. N) was rendered disabled as a result of a rare condition known as arachnoiditis, which causes neurological deficits and severe chronic neuropathic pain. Ms. N. excelled at her career and loved working but, unfortunately, the severe pain in her hips, buttocks, legs, and lower back made it impossible for her…

Hartford Approves Long-Term Disability Benefits

April 11, 2018

A career firefighter suffered from several work-related injuries. He made heroic efforts to continue working by pursuing every treatment option, including multiple surgeries, to improve his conditions. However, his doctors had grave concerns that he would ultimately suffer a reinjury and recommended he cease work. He was eventually convinced to end his career and submit…

Liberty Life Disability Group Being Purchased by Lincoln Financial

April 9, 2018

It was recently announced that Lincoln Financial will be purchasing the group life and disability business of Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Liberty (owned by Liberty Mutual) for $3.3 billion. The deal is expected to close sometime in the second quarter of 2018. This transfer of business will result in Lincoln Financial becoming the…

Aetna Selling Group Life & Disability to Hartford

October 25, 2017

It was just announced that The Hartford Group will be purchasing the Group Life and Disability business of Aetna Insurance. The deal is expected to close …

Barrister’s Best People’s Choice – Best Disability Lawyer

October 20, 2017

Law Week Colorado just released its annual list of the very best attorneys in Colorado in various practice areas. We’re proud to announce that our own Shawn McDermott has been included. The weekly publication invited its readers “to help track down the most prominent, highest performing and well-established lawyers in each practice area.” Shawn was…