Our Injury And Disability Blog
When you are denied disability benefits you deserve, or you suffer injuries in an accident, you may have rights to compensation. With frequent posts on our legal blog, the experienced attorneys at Ortiz Law Firm share news, information, and insight into many topics related to these important legal matters.blogblog
Khalil v. Liberty Life – Surveillance is Useful in Claims
A long term disability insurance company can obtain and use video surveillance to deny or terminate a claim for LTD benefits.
Young v. Aetna – Abuse of Discretion in Denying LTD Claim
In Young v. Aetna, the Court held that Aetna abused its discretion in denying Plaintiff’s benefits and ordered that the claimant’s benefits be reinstated.
LTD Insurer’s Internal Guidelines Do Not Impose Any Duty
The claims handling procedures in Aetna’s claim manual neither binds the insurer to any particular duty nor creates in a claimant any particular rights.
Cowern v. Prudential – Vocational Expert Should Consider All Evidence
Insurer abused discretion relying upon vocational assessment based only on carrier’s external medical reviewer’s opinions rather than all medical evidence.
McKenna v. Aetna – Failure to Order IME a Factor in De Novo Review – Long Term Disability Attorney | Lawyer to Appeal LTD Denial
McKenna v. Aetna – Failure to Order IME a Factor in De Novo Review
Why Choose The Ortiz Law Firm in Your LTD Claim?
Mr. Ortiz is an experienced long term disability attorney. This post explains the reasons you should strongly consider the Ortiz Law Firm. Call 850-898-9904
How Courts Decide Long-Term Disability ERISA Claims
Denied long-term disability benefits? This case summary will help you gain an understanding of how Federal Courts decide long-term disability ERISA claims.
Ingravallo v. Hartford – Second Circuit Upholds Denial of LTD Benefits
In Ingravallo v. Hartford, the Second Circuit rules that The Hartford’s decision to terminate LTD benefits was not arbitrary and capricious and was proper.
Social Security Disability Claims During Government Shutdown 2013
Government Shutdown 2013: “What happens to my Social Security Disability Claim with the Shutdown and Furloughs?” Impact on SSA Field Offices, DDS and ODAR.
Evidence from Sources Who Are Not “Acceptable Medical Sources”
How Social Security treats opinions from those other than “acceptable medical sources”, such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and chiropractors