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Category: Long Term Disability / ERISA

Good Morning America Reports on CIGNA Disability Insurance Claim Denials

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

                          Good Morning America continues to report on the horrors that claimants experience fighting long term disability insurance companies throughout the country.  The video in this report is a must see for all members of Congress, and should at least give other disabled claimants comfort in knowing they are not alone.  Despite the positive Supreme Court  ERISA ruling in Glenn v. MetLife last week, Congress still needs to address both the delays and the harassment claimants must go through to get the disability benefits they deserve. The two breast cancer cases where the claimants were denied benefits are both heartbreaking and maddening.  A young […]

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US Supreme Court Rules in MetLife v. Glenn: Major Impact on ERISA Long Term Disability Claims Around Country

Thursday, June 19, 2008

    The decision all ERISA long term disability attorneys around the country have been waiting for, Metropolitan Life Insurance v. Glenn, 554 U.S. ____ (2008) , finally came down from the U.S. Supreme Court this morning .  Click here for the full decision. The issues in MetLife v Glenn were whether MetLife, as a plan administrator,  had a "conflict of interest"  by being both the decision-maker and payer of claims, and if a conflict existed, what "standard of judicial review" should be used by the courts when a beneficiary appeals a denial of ERISA long term disability benefits. The Court held: Often […]

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NY Disability Attorney to Attend American Confernce Institute Conference on Litigating Long Term Disability Insurance Claims

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I’m off to Boston this week to attend the premier LTD Litigation conference in the country.  See the conference schedule here for some of the cutting edge ERISA and medical issues we will be discussing. Some of the best long term disability lawyers in the country will be speaking on trial techniques, mediation of claims and recent case law.  I can always learn more. It should be a winner!  

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Nassau County Workers Compensation Lawyer: Newsday Reports on Permanent Partial Disability Lump Sum Settlements

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

There are literally thousands of former Nassau County workers who are currently receiving lifetime workers’ compensation payments (pensions) for life due to on- the- job injuries.  I know – I have represented a large number of these unfortunate individuals.  These payments are overwhelmingly for workers who have been classified as having "permanent partial disabilities" and are destined to live the rest of their life in pain. According to a Newsday article yesterday, Nassau County is now proposing a $55 million taxpayer funded bond to "sell" these claims to private insurers who would then try to convince the injured worker to settle […]

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New York Disability Lawyer Wins Appeal in Major Wall Street Broker Case Against Guardian

Friday, February 8, 2008

The  New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) is right around the corner from our Wall Street office.  Last July, a very successful Commodity Broker called our office for legal representation in his appeal of a denial of his ERISA long term disability claim against The Guardian Insurance Company.  His long term disability policy was supposed to pay him $10,000.00 per month. He been out of work for 14 months prior to coming to our office and The Guardian, like most LTD insurance companies, was dragging their feet.  After the client retained our office, we quickly realized that the "stated" reason for The Guardian denial was based on a incorrect […]

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CBS News Special Report on Social Security Disability Claim Backlog

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Last night the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric unveiled the first of two special reports on the Social Security Disability claim backlog.  My friend and fellow Social Security Disability lawyer, John Hogan, was interviewed and spoke of the 2 1/2 year wait for a hearing in the Atlanta area!  When you see the disabled claimant’s profiled in this report, you will realize how cruel and unacceptable such waits are.  I suppose that we should be thankful that the hearing wait in the New York metropolitan region is only 18 months!???  But it is hard to feel this way when you see clients […]

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Happy 2008 from New York Disability Attorneys – Turley Redmond & Rosasco

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year to all the readers of the New York Disability Law Blog!  Over the course of 2007, we are pleased to report that our firm has once again helped thousands of injured and disabled claimants successfully win the benefits they deserve. Our blog has  tried to provide timely and helpful information to all those struggling with a variety of disability claims, including long term disability insurance claims, Social Security disability claims,  workers’ compensation claims and VA disability claims.  Since its inception in March 2005, our blog’s readership has steadily grown and we have become a frequent resource to […]

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Merry Christmas to All from New York Disability Lawyers!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

"This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy…"  – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843). At this festive time of year, when so many of us have more worldly goods than we truly need, let us not forget those among us who are not working due to accidents or disease.  The attorneys at Turley Redmond & Rosasco have dedicated our professional lives to to lifting up and providing for injured and disabled claimants with ERISA and private long term disability claims, Social Security disability claims and workers’ […]

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New York Times Reports on Social Security Disability Claim Crisis

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Yesterday’s front cover of the NY Times had an article detailing the long delays in the Social Security Disability claim process.  Much of the backlog is the result of Congress failing to adequately fund a Social Security disability claim system which is now facing more claims due to the aging of the "baby boomer" generation.  Today, a rash of editorials skewering both President Bush and Congress for this preventable crisis hit the streets and the far reaches of the Internet.  Something must be done – now!  Last week, I traveled to New Haven, Connecticut to handle a Social Security disability […]

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Turley Redmond & Rosasco Partner Endorsed by Newsday for Suffolk County Legislature

Monday, October 29, 2007

Turley Redmond & Rosasco founding partner William "Bill" Turley was endorsed today by Newsday as Smithtown’s next representative in the Suffolk County Legislature.  Bill, who has been practicing workers’ compensation and disability claim law on Long Island for over 20 years, impressed the Newsday staff with his innovative ideas on clean energy and immigration.  13TH DISTRICT North Smithtown, part of Huntington Republican Lynn Nowick, 60, of St. James, is running for a fourth term. Her assiduous constituent services assure her popularity. But she has few constructive new ideas, especially regarding the 800-pound gorilla in her district: the fate of the former […]

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