FREE CONSULTATION

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company

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 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…

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 …

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…

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 had been diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome, lumbar…

HARTFORD REVERSES LONG-TERM DISABILITY DENIAL ON A PARTIAL DISABILITY CLAIM

March 1, 2012

We were recently successful in having partial disability benefits reinstated for a client insured by the Hartford. Ms. S was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She enjoyed her job and wanted to continue her work. However, her disease left her incredibly fatigued and unable to perform her occupation on a full-time basis. Her insurance policy contained…

DISABILITY LAWYERS WIN ERISA APPEAL

February 11, 2011

The disability insurance lawyers at the Law Office of Shawn E. McDermott prevailed in a recent ERISA appeal filed on behalf of their client when Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company wrongfully terminated her long-term disability benefits. In the claim against Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company Ms. H suffered from the following conditions: diffuse myofascial pain/fibromyalgia, cervical…

ANOTHER FAVORABLE ERISA DECISION ALLOWING DISCOVERY

March 15, 2010

Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently found in favor of an ERISA long-term disability claimant’s right to conduct discovery. This order can be found in Almedia v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, No. 09-cv-01556-ZLW-KLM, 2010 WL 743520 (D.Colo. March 2, 2010). In reaching the conclusion that…