Recent Decisions & Outcomes

Here are just a few recent decisions coming out of our office:

 

  • February 2016 – Settled a wages and hours claim
  • January 2016 – Resolved a claim for benefits for failed carpal tunnel release surgeries
  • January 2016 – Won an order for benefits calculating average weekly wage based on past earnings rather than a planned move to part time 
  • January 2016 – Won and order for workers’ compensation benefits for incapacity due to work related mental health impairment
  • January 2016 – Successfully resolved a workers’ compensation claim for benefits based on a shoulder injury by way of a lump sum agreement approved by an ALJ of the DIA.
  • December, 2015 – Won an administrative appeal to UNUM, where UNUM reversal its termination of LTD benefits based its interpretation of the policy.
  • Santina D. April 2014 – Denial of non ERISA LTD benefits reversed on administrative appeal to Cigna.
  • Gary H. March 2014 – Client awarded worker’s compensation benefits after severe work-related hand injury where the employer did not have workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Sandra P. March 2014 –  A Fully Favorable Decision from Michael P. Bretton, Administrative Law Judge, after a hearing to determine eligibility for social security disability benefits, based on a claim of disability due to degenerative disc disease and psoriatic arthritis.
  • Santina D. November 2013 – Claimant awarded SSDI benefits based on findings of peripheral neuropathy, among other ailments.
  • Clive W. November 2013 – Successful global resolution of workers’ compensation claim and third party tort action for injuries suffered as the result of a motor vehicle accident during work.
  • Bill O. November 2013 – Successful global resolution of workers’ compensation claim and third party tort action for injuries suffered as the result of a malfunction in the transmission of a work vehicle.
  • Loren G. September 2013 – Successful administrative appeal of Cigna’s denial of short and long term disability benefits for Loren, a highly successful project manager who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
  • Phil S. August 2013 – Successful administrative appeal of Liberty’s termination of Phil’s long term disability benefits for an extremely rare eye disease causing corneal neuralgia of uncertain etiology that derailed a successful career as an accountant.
  • Karen M. May 2013 – Successful appeal of LTD denial against CIGNA for patient care technician with hip injury requiring replacement surgery.
  • Phil Shea: May 2013 – Client awarded SSDI benefits upon Reconsideration based on an extremely rare eye disease (corneal neuropathy) causing intense pain and photophobia.
  • James M: May 2013 – Successful appeal of a termination of LTD benefits by Prudential for a client in an ERISA governed claim who was limited to part-time work afterrecovering from cardiomyopathy and respiratory failure.
  • Susan O: May 2013 – Successful appeal from the termination of Unum’s LTD benefits andsuccessfulaward of SSDI benefits in anon ERISA claim for a client suffering from Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy.
  • Ainsley W: April 2013 – Recovered more than 90% of all insurance money available to a client who suffered a facial scar during an auto accident, including recovery from workers’ compensation insurer, liability insurer andher own auto insurance policy’s underinsured coverage.
  • Barbara C: April 2013 – Decision by the federal district court in Connecticut taking 57 pages to uphold a denial of benefits in an ERISA governed LTD claim. (Hey, no lawyer wins them all).
  • Aurora F.: April 2013 – Client awarded SSDI benefits based on her symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.
  • Johnny C. March 2013 – Successful administrative appeal to Unum on behalf of a trial lawyer on an own occupation LTD policy denial, where the attorney was unable to continue work as a trial lawyer due to a low back injury and depression brought about by the pain.
  • Jajuga v. 1st circuit, 2012.  Won $300,000 insurance disability death benefit for family, plus Prudential  legal fees and cost, where insurance company refused to pay a death benefit even though it, and the social security administration, had found Mr. Jajuga disabled.