Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife)

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…

McDermott Law Obtains Judgment in Favor of LTD Client Against Metlife

September 13, 2016

After a lengthy battle with MetLife, our office obtained a great result on behalf of a disabled client who had been mistreated by the claims department at this insurance company.  Mr. K suffered a severe reaction to the drug Levaquin resulting in multiple problems with his nervous system, nerves and muscles.  MetLife initially agreed Mr.…

MetLife Reverses Long-Term Disability Denial of Woman with Bipolar Disorder

August 19, 2013

This office was once again successful on behalf of a client whose disability benefits were wrongfully denied. These long-term disability benefits governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and insured by MetLife, have now been reinstated. Ms. S suffered from bipolar disorder, and had been receiving benefits for several years before MetLife callously…

Liberty Life Reverses Disability Insurance Denial Fibromyalgia Claimant

November 5, 2012

The disability attorneys of the Law Office of Shawn E. McDermott LLC have prevailed again on an ERISA long-term disability to Liberty Life Assurance Company (underwriter of disability insurance policies for Liberty Mutual). Our client suffered from severe cervical spine pain, acute transverse myelitis, encephalopathy, and fibromyalgia. Despite the fact that Liberty Life had approved Ms. B…

MetLife Approves Disability Insurance Benefits for Sufferer of Multiple Orthopedic Ailments

November 5, 2012

Our firm was recently successful in obtaining long-term disability benefits for a client insured by MetLife. Ms. R suffered from acute back pain which included cervical spondylosis, cervicalgia, and migraines. She also suffered from various sleep problems, which only made her spinal pain worse. After determining she was unable to perform the duties of her…

Insurance Companies’ Tricks of the Trade

November 13, 2008

The American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) recently released a new report on the insurance industry titled “Tricks of the Trade: How Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, Confuse and Refuse.” The report reviews some of the egregious ways the industry attempts to make large sums of money at the expense…