Articles Posted in Multiple Sclerosis Disability Claim

In Sarah G. Gorena v. Aenta Life Insurance Company, Plaintiff was employed for 10 years as a staff analyst for Boeing when she sought disability benefits solely due to her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), although she had a number of other health issues. After being awarded several periods of short-term disability, in July 2015, she made a claim for long-term disability benefits (LTD). Her claim was denied, as was her administrative appeal. After exhausting her administrative remedies, she filed this ERISA lawsuit.
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The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently ruled that a claimant, diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and insured under Aetna long-term disability and life insurance policies, qualified for benefits under the long-term disability insurance policy but did not qualify for waiver of premium benefits under the life insurance policy.
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Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling condition that can unfortunately has symptoms that become chronic and worsen overtime. LINA appears to have not understood how MS in a disabling condition for an attorney that worked for BP. In Margaret Kreeger vs Life Insurance Company of North America; BP Welfare Plan Trust-III’s Insurance Plan, the plaintiff’s California disability lawyer filed an action against the Life Insurance Company Of North America (LINA) in the California Federal Court seeking benefits under the BP long term disability plan which were wrongfully denied. Let us examine the case in more detail.
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A Pennsylvania disability attorney recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a disabled office furniture salesman against the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America (UNUM) at the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In James E. Stone v UNUM Life Insurance Company of America, the plaintiff alleged that UNUM’s agent, servant or employee had fraudulently or negligently misrepresented benefits of the disability policy that its agent, servant or employee sold to the plaintiff.
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