Landmark Victory: Physician Wins Disability Battle Against Unum
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
1w ago
In a David versus Goliath battle with Unum, one of the nation’s largest disability insurance providers, our client, a 59-year-old physician, achieved a landmark victory, securing her rightful long-term disability benefits. Our client’s journey exemplifies resilience in the face of formidable challenges posed by her debilitating condition, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Our client’s struggle began when the debilitating symptoms of ME/CFS severely compromised her ability to practice medicine safely. Experiencing excruciating pain and profound cognitive deficits, she ..read more
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Difference Between Short-Term Disability and Employee Leave
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
2M ago
Key Takeaways: Short-term disability insurance provides wage replacement for periods when you cannot work because of an illness or injury. The Family and Medical Leave Act provides unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain purposes. You can use short-term disability benefits to cover a percent of the wages you will not receive during FMLA leave. Appealing a short-term disability claim denial can be a difficult process with strict deadlines. A skilled disability insurance lawyer can help. When you’re hurt or sick and can’t work, figuring out your next steps can feel overwh ..read more
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Justin Frankel In 2023 Super Lawyers Magazine
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
A fall tradition we enjoy every year is the delivery of the New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, the annual list of top attorneys produced by legal publisher Thomson Reuters. This year, as has happened for many years, Justin Frankel is included in this prestigious list. We are in good company, listed among partners from global law firms who represent insurance companies who we routinely come up against in our negotiation and litigation on behalf of our clients. Unlike some other lawyer rankings, Super Lawyers ranking is based on a number of factors, including review by peers and commitm ..read more
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We Overturn Lincoln’s Denied Claim for a Master Builder/Project Manager
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
The Law Office of Justin Frankel overturn a Denied Lincoln Insurance Claim for a Master Builder/Project Manager Our 65-year-old client enjoyed a long and prestigious career as a Master Builder/Project Manager for a North American-based international construction company. He was proud of working on many high-profile projects in New York City, including  the new Yankee Stadium and the Madison Square Garden re-build. The nature of his job led to significant wear and tear on his body over time, and multiple corrective surgeries, combined with symptoms from a car accident decades before, force ..read more
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
Breast Cancer Awareness Month was created to remind women to have regular breast examinations and mammograms to detect breast cancer as early as possible to improve chances of treatment success and survival. For nearly forty years, Americans have recognized October as a month devoted to educating everyone about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and access to timely, high-quality care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, other than skin cancer. Mammograms remain the best way to find breast canc ..read more
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Justin C. Frankel Named a 2023 Super Lawyer
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
Justin C. Frankel, the founder of The Law Office Of Justin Frankel, has been named to the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. Mr. Frankel was selected in 2011 and has been named a Super Lawyer from 2013 – 2023. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Justin Frankel has also been honored with AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubble, a global legal publisher, and achieved the highest possible rating by AVVO, a leading website for consumer information concerning attorneys. Garden City resid ..read more
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National Disability Law Firm Announces Release of Updated Consumer Guide “Filing a Disability Insurance Claim— Secrets the Disability Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know”
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
the Law Office of Justin Frankel is pleased to announce the release of the updated e-book, “Filing a Disability Insurance Claim – Secrets the Disability Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know!” The latest edition provides readers with the critical information they need as they go through the process of determining if they are ready to file a claim, what pitfalls to be aware of before, during and after filing a disability claim, and when it’s time to contact a long term disability insurance lawyer. Written by an experienced attorney Justin Frankel, “Filing a Disability Insurance Claim” prov ..read more
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What You Need To Know Before You File for Disability
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
Navigating claims for long-term disability benefits can be daunting, filled with overwhelming paperwork, fraught with tight deadlines, and plagued by difficult negotiations with insurance carriers and adjusters. It’s a distressing and difficult journey that is further exacerbated if your claim is denied. Before filing, it is crucial to understand your disability insurance policy’s fine print, compile comprehensive medical records and employment documentation, and craft a persuasive narrative of your disability. An experienced New York long-term disability attorney at the Law Office of Justin F ..read more
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CIGNA Senior Advisor with Disability Policy from New York Life
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
Our client, a 67-year-old Clinical Program Senior Advisor for CIGNA, had been a healthy person for many years, enjoying success in her occupation, while thriving in all endeavors. She suffered from chronic migraines, a complex neurological genetic disease, resulting in a variety of cognitive and neurological symptoms including brain fog and chronic pain. However, after her condition had taken its toll upon her, she was forced to cease working. Her job with CIGNA was extremely demanding and highly complex, handling all of the digital clinical design, development, and enhancement of strategic cl ..read more
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Cigna Disability Policy Concerns After New York Life Acquisition
Frankel & Newfield, P.C. | Disability Insurance Blog
by Justin Frankel
6M ago
New York Life Purchases CIGNA’s Group Life & Disability Business At the start of 2021, insurance giant New York Life completed its 2020 purchase of CIGNA’s group life, accident, and disability business for $6.3. billion, adding nine million customers and creating a new entity: New York Life Group Benefit Solutions. The transaction closed in early January and shortly thereafter, CIGNA disability policyowners began receiving correspondence from New York Life representatives. The Law Office Of Justin Frankel, PC has worked with many New York Life claims adjusters and attorneys in matters rega ..read more
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