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Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

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…

First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company Reverses Disability Insurance Denial of Lung Transplant Claimant

June 14, 2017

McDermott Law is pleased to announce another success on behalf of a client whose ERISA long-term disability (LTD) and waiver of life insurancepremium (LWOP) denials have now been overturned by First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. Our client suffered from several conditions as a result of Interstitial Lung Disease, requiring a bilateral lung transplant. Despite the fact that…

McDermott Law Opens New Office in Denver Tech Center Area

June 2, 2017

McDermott Law, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a second office in the Denver Tech Center area. 5750 South Ulster Circle East, Suite 300 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 For two decades, McDermott Law, LLC has been helping clients whose disability, life, long-term care and other insurance benefits have been denied.  We also handle personal injury and general civil…

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…

Cigna Once Again Reverses Its Decision to Terminate Benefits of Client Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis

March 9, 2017

McDermott Law has once again been successful on behalf of a client whose disability benefits were wrongfully terminated . . . TWICE.  Ms. J had been receiving disability benefits as a result of suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when Cigna terminated her benefits claiming she no longer met the definition of disability.   She hired our office to…

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…

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…

After ERISA Benefit Denials & Appeals: How Much Time Do I Have to File an ERISA Lawsuit?

June 22, 2016

When an ERISA-governed benefit claim – and subsequent internal appeal – has been denied by  the insurance company, a denial claimant may then have the option to file a lawsuit.  The question often arises: “How long do I have to file my lawsuit?”  The answer is not always that simple.   Best advice: do not hesitate. Different time…

Disability and Life Insurance: Common Myths about ERISA Dispelled

April 18, 2016

Misconceptions about the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 abound. While this federal law is certainly complicated and it may be common that covered employees are completely unfamiliar with how it functions, or that it even exists, understanding the facts behind some of the most common ERISA myths can be important to: Being…

Cigna Disability Coverage for Lockheed Martin Employees

February 19, 2016

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and service.  Lockheed has several facilities in the state of Colorado employing thousands of people. Cigna provides long-term disability…