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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…

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…

McDermott Law Welcomes New Associate Attorney, Timothy Garvey

January 12, 2017

McDermott Law, LLC is pleased to announce that Timothy M. Garvey has become an Associate Attorney with the Firm. Tim’s Practice will emphasize representation of individuals requiring assistance in matters of insurance coverage and bad faith, disability and life insurance denials, and ERISA matters. Tim is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Colorado…

Successful Appeal of a Terminated Disability Claim with Mutual of Omaha

March 15, 2015

We here at McDermott Law, LLC are proud to announce another success on behalf of a disabled client who has achieved a reinstatement of terminated long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits. This particular client suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia, Chronic Fatigue and Cognitive Impairment. Our client also suffered from a meningioma on her brain and had undergone a…

Causes of Action for AD&D Claims

February 26, 2015

When life insurance coverage has been supplemented by accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, obtaining AD&D benefits after the death of a loved one will generally involve proving that the death was caused by an accident. This may sound like a relatively straightforward process – and, in some cases, it can be. However, depending on the circumstances of a…

Unum Life Insurance Company Reverses Decision to Terminate Disability Claim of Client Suffering from Chronic Pain

February 23, 2015

Mr. “F” called our office, through co-counsel, when Unum terminated his long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits.  Although he had been receiving monthly disability benefits for years, Unum claimed he was no longer disabled under the group insurance policy provided by his employer.  Because the insurance was provided through work, his claim was governed by the Employee…

Prudential Reverses Long-Term Disability Termination of Man with Hearing Loss

February 19, 2015

Our office is proud to announce another one of many recent successful appeals submitted to insurance companies in which long-term disability benefits were reinstated.  On this Prudential disability denial, we represent a gentleman suffering from numerous medical conditions, including Meniere’s disease, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Syndromic Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Oscillopsia. Mr. H had been receiving long-term…