Articles Posted in Arkansas Disability Lawsuit

In Damon Zaeske v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, Zaeske stopped working on April 4, 2014, due to chronic back pain. His initial application for long-term disability benefits was approved with the caveat that his medical condition would be subject to periodic evaluation. He began receiving benefits on July 6, 2014.

In late October 2014, Liberty asked for updated medical records from Zaeskes three treating physicians, but received no response. Liberty informed Zaeske that he had until December 11 to submit updated records. As of December 12, he had not done so, so Liberty denied him further benefits.
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Three Plaintiffs filed lawsuits in the Federal Courts of Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Arkansas against Liberty Life Assurance Company Of Boston (Liberty) for the improper denial of long-term disability benefits. All three cases allege that Liberty wrongfully withheld the payment of long-term disability benefits as defined by their respective policies.
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Jannette Neal filed a lawsuit against Hartford Life Group Insurance Company in the United States District Court of the Western District of Arkansas, challenging the insurer’s decision to deny her long-term disability benefits. As a result of a lack of medical support from her treating physicians, Ms. Neal’s denial of disability benefits by Hartford was upheld by the Arkansas court.
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