Disability Blog & Cases:
Disabled project manager for RTP Technology Corporation filed lawsuit against the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America for refusal to pay disability benefits

A New Jersey disability attorney recently instituted a lawsuit against the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America (UNUM) at the District Court for the District of New Jersey of behalf of a disabled client. In Robert Garozzo v UNUM Life Insurance Company of America and RTP Technology Corporation long term disability plan, the plaintiff Robert Garozzo is seeking payment of disability income benefits from UNUM under the terms of a long term disability Benefit plan.

Disability Blog & Cases:
Disabled interventional radiologist with sleep apnea and cardiac limitations sues Unum Provident and Hartford Life for denial of long-term disability benefits payments

For a disability insurance contract, one of the most important clauses in the contract will be the “own occupation” definition of what constitutes disability. The implication of this clause is that if you become “disabled” due to sickness or injury and are unable to work in your specific line of work, the insurance policy will pay you disability benefits even if you decide to work in another line of employment.

Disability Blog & Cases:
AT&T employee with back injury sues Sedgwick Claim Management Services, Inc. for denial of short term disability benefits

Florida Disability Lawyer Sues Sedgwick Claim Management Services

In the case of Richard Shane Burnett Vs Sedgwick Claim Management Services, Inc. D/B/A AT&T Integrated Disability Service Center, filed at the District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the plaintiff Richard Shane Burnett alleged that he is eligible for short term disability (STD) benefits under an employee benefit plan provided by his employer.

Disability Blog & Cases:
Unum Insurance claims no object evidence exist and denies disability benefits to St. Anthony Central Hospital nurse suffering from fibromyalgia

Colorado disability lawyer files lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company Of America for denying long term disability benefits and wrongfully asserting no objective test exist to diagnose fibromyalgia

In Kelly Ann Curtis vs Unum Life Insurance Company of America, a Colorado disability attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of a disability claimant against the Unum Life Insurance Company of America (Unum) at Denver County District Court. The case is quite interesting as it illustrates how disability insurance companies can, by applying certain limiting clauses in disability insurance contracts, avoid paying out disability benefits to the insured.

Disability Blog & Cases:
Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeal denied Estate Of Pepsiamericas, Inc.’s employee motion to recover accidental death and dismemberment benefits from group disability insurance plan issued by Unum

Recently the Court of Appeal Fifth circuit rendered their opinion in the case of Mary Ann LETTER, Individually and as Executrix Administratrix of the Estate of Timothy D. Letter vs. UNUM PROVIDENT CORPORATION; Unum Life Insurance Company of America. They ruled that the plaintiff Mary Ann Letter, individually and as acting as the estate of her husband Timothy D. Letter was not entitled to recover Accidental Death And Dismemberment (AD & D) benefits from her deceased husband’s group insurance plan due to non payment of premium.