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December 16, 2016

One Word That Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars

Lee Barrows' husband was treated at a Connecticut hospital. He stayed there for 5 days before being transferred to nursi...

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After Insurance Denial, Family Turns to the Media

The unjust denial of a claim can be a frustrating time for a family already suffering through an illness. But one family...

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December 16, 2013

As Boy Fights for His Life, Insurance Fights Not to Pay

Brandon Schmidt is 19. He wants to see the world. Instead, the teen is fighting for his life against cystic fibrosis fro...

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August 23, 2013

Persistence Pays Off

When your insurance claim is denied, it doesn’t end there. You have the right to appeal that decision, and you can enlist the help of an attorney to help...

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A Widespread Problem

The unscrupulous practice of putting profit over human health has long been associated with Unum, the world’s largest provider of disability insurance. A 2004 investigation determined the practice began as early as 1994, and a CBS 60 Minutes report revealed the company established a quota for denied claims and actually offered incentives to employees who denied valid claims from policyholders.

Thanks to court actions, Unum has been hit with stiff penalties, forced to reassess denied claims and ordered to pay back some of the policyholders who were wrongly denied service.

Unum is not the only insurance company that has been accused of wrongly denying benefits to policyholders. Any company that engages in such activity should be held accountable.

Pick Up the Phone

If you’ve been denied benefits to which you are entitled by your insurance company, you owe it to yourself to speak with one of our lawyers. Unlike your insurance provider, if we take your case we will stand beside you in your time of need and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Has Your Insurer Unfairly Denied Your Claim?

Insurance giants like Unum are obligated under the law to deal with their policyholders fairly and openly. Instead, in some instances investigations have shown they have knowingly denied valid claims, boosting their bottom line at the expense of the policyholders who trusted them.

These misdeeds have cost Americans millions of dollars, forcing some into desperate financial situations as they pay for vital services their insurance company should have covered.

No one victimized by their insurance provider in such a way should remain silent. Legal action may be the only way for you to recover what is rightfully yours.

Was Your Claim Unfairly Denied?

By law, your provider is required to inform you in writing if your claim is denied and inform you of your options. They are also required to state the reason for denying the claim.

Companies like Unum, and others like Cigna and Standard, can be held accountable for denying claims for reasons such as:

  • Your failure to disclose a pre-existing condition
  • Failure to provide proper documentation on time
  • Your ailment is not a “covered” disability
  • Your procedure is “elective” or “experimental”

These are among several reasons that can be successfully challenged in court by our experienced lawyers. Our lawyers are familiar with insurance law, and they will sit with you to determine your best option. Each situation is different.