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MetLife Overturns Prior Disability Denial in Support of Appeal

April 25, 2018

Ms. A, a highly educated professional woman, was involved in two separate car accidents (one in 1992 and one in 2002) and was later bucked off a horse in 2009.  Over time, the effects from these different injuries compounded and progressed, eventually causing severe pain that is now nearly constant.  Ms. A currently suffers from…

Mental Health Conditions and LTD Claims

April 16, 2018

Proving the existence of a disability, and your disabling symptoms, can be challenging in any disability insurance claim. For those suffering from a mental health condition, the claim process can be just as problematic if not more difficult to navigate.  That is because many of these conditions can be relatively invisible. For those seeking LTD…

Hartford Reverses Long-Term Disability Denial of Wyoming Woman Suffering from Mal De Debarquement Syndrome, Migraines & Fibromyalgia

March 21, 2017

We are proud to report yet another success story on behalf of a client whose long-term disability benefits were wrongfully denied. This long-term disability claim, governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and insured by Hartford, has now been approved through our efforts. Ms. P suffered from several conditions, including Mal de Debarquement Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Migraines. She was…

Long-Term Disability Benefits & Bipolar Disorder

June 29, 2016

Individuals suffering from bipolar disorder can experience many difficulties in life.  Sufferers of bipolar disorder will experience feelings of depression that alternates with episodes of mania.  The symptoms associated with bipolar disorder can render an individual incapable of working and can include hyperactivity, impulsive decision-making, distractibility, trauma, racing thoughts and depression. If work in no…

May 12th Is International CFS & Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 11, 2015

May 12th serves as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and FibromyalgiaAwareness Day around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), May 12th has been selected as the date for this Awareness Day because it was the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing and the International Red Cross. It is believed that…

Successful Appeal of a Terminated Disability Claim with Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co.

October 28, 2014

It’s been a busy year around the offices of McDermott Law, LLC, submitting many internal appeals to insurance companies which have inappropriately denied or terminated long-term disability (LTD) insurance claims.  We have several experienced several successful results lately, including a reinstatement of a terminated long-term disability claim a woman with chronic back and neck pain.  Ms. G suffers…

Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 3)

October 20, 2014

Concluding our blog series entitled Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits, below are a few more important facts to be aware of when it comes to seeking disability benefits for TBIs. Additional Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries & Disability Benefits… Fact 5 – Traumatic brain injury treatments can involve various…

Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 2)

October 20, 2014

Resuming Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 1), here we will continue our discussion regarding some important facts to know when it comes to traumatic brain injuries and disability benefits. More Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries… Fact 3 – A lack of financial resources for people with traumatic brain…

Traumatic Brain Injuries: 6 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 1)

October 14, 2014

Traumatic brain injuries are among the various types of conditions that can make it difficult – if not impossible – for people to earn a living. While people living with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can apply for disability benefits to help them financially support themselves, the application process can be particularly challenging for these people due…

Fibromyalgia: 4 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 2)

July 31, 2014

Picking up from where we left off in Fibromyalgia: 4 Facts to Know When Applying for Disability Benefits (Pt. 1)¸ here we will continue out discussion regarding fibromyalgia and disability benefits. If you have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgiaor are living with any serious impairment, don’t hesitate to contact Denver Disability Insurance Lawyer Shawn McDermott for more…