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Disability Insurance and the Dentist: Can You Collect on Your Disability Insurance Policy?

You have worked as a dentist for your entire career.  Your family relies on you, and you have numerous financial obligations both at the office and at home.  The stress associated with a disability can cause you significant problems, including, for example, … Continue reading

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ABC News: Man With MS Fights for Long-Term Disability Insurance

Good Morning America recently featured a story about an accountant from Florida, Chris Tucker, who had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis by 11 doctors, having difficulty collecting his long-term disability insurance benefits from Standard Insurance Company because Standard’s doctor – who … Continue reading

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A STIFF UPPER LIP CAN LEAD TO GETTING STIFFED BY YOUR INSURER: CHRONIC PAIN AND YOUR ABILITY TO COLLECT DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS

*By: Edward O. Comitz, Esq. and Patrick T. Stanley, Esq. Dentists are trained to work through adversity.  The mental and physical strength and discipline required to survive dental school and build a successful practice makes dentists inured to many of life’s … Continue reading

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Long Term Disability Claims – By Age

The Council for Disability Awareness provides the following graph that charts the ages of long term disability claimants over the past several years.  The chart indicates that the majority of claimants are in their fifties. The disability insurance attorneys at … Continue reading

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FCC Proposes Improvements in Advanced Communications for Consumers with Disabilities

Back in October 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”), which has been characterized by the FCC as the “most significant piece of accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate for Disabled Individuals Rose Along With Social Security Claims

A report in the San Francisco Chronicle states that the quarterly unemployment rate for people with disabilities has climbed along with claims made under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). An Allsup Disability Study shows that for the third quarter of 2010, disabled … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Bad Faith In Arizona and the Delegation of Administrative Duties: A Legal Primer

Under Arizona law, the relationship between an insured and its insurer is a special relationship that gives rise to duties not ordinarily found in other contractual agreements. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 149, 163, 726 P.2d 565, 579 (1986); Dodge v. Fidelity & … Continue reading

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Run ‘n’ Roll Event Held at U of A in Tucson

Jim Click’s Run ‘n’ Roll race was recently held at the University of Arizona, a college campus known nationally for its outstanding road-racing and track teams for wheelchair athletes.  Disability insurance law firm Comitz | Beethe congratulates Wheelchair Race winner Kaleb Kallapa … Continue reading

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