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In Giovanna Reichard v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company, the Plaintiff received both short term and long term disability benefits from her employer primarily due to her Crohn’s disease and related gastrointestinal issues and rheumatoid arthritis. During the first 24 months of her disability, she only had to prove that she could not perform the duties of her own occupation as a registered nurse for Coordinated Health.

When the definition of disability changed to requiring her to be unable to perform the duties of any occupation, United ordered a review of her medical records by its own registered nurse, nurse Grancer. Grancer found Plaintiff’s Crohn’s disease stable.
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In this video Attorneys Gregory Dell & Victor Peña discuss a recent court decision in which the Illinois District court placed no significance on treating physician’s silence to biased opinion letter. The courts also criticized United of Omaha for failing to obtain independent examinations.