Denial Of STD Claim Was Not Unreasonable, Missouri Federal Judge Determines
ST. LOUIS - The denial of a claim for short-term disability (STD) benefits was not unreasonable based on the evidence in the administrative record and based on the fact that the claimant's treating physicians could not reach a consensus regarding the claimant's functional capacity, a Missouri federal judge said March 14 (Jacqueline E. Presi v. Ascension Health Alliance, et al., No. 16-1857, E.D. Mo., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41369).