Forensic analysis of 8 cases on assessing traffic accident disability grade of K ümmell's disease - Jian HW, Wang H.

OBJECTIVE To provide a reference for the assessment of the disability grade of K ümmell's disease [osteonecrosis and collapse of a vertebral body] cases, through the analysis of the basic situation, the disability grade and the causality of Kümmell's dise...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 denied a disability claimant's petition for writ of certiorari, refusing to consider the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' finding that a district court properly remanded a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits to determine whether benefits are available under a plan's any-occupation standard (Thomas P. Kelly Jr. v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 19-146, U.S. Sup.).
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A California federal judge on Sept. 30 reversed a disability plan administrator's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits and ordered that the benefits be reinstated after determining that the medical evidence supports a finding that the claimant is disabled from working in any occupation (Julie Hinds v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 18-775, C.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169478).
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SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah federal judge on Sept. 24 determined that a disability claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits must be reinstated because the insurer's termination of benefits was arbitrary and capricious based on the lack of medical evidence to support its termination (Don Foust v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., No. 17-1208, D. Utah, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164576).
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ASHLAND, Ky. - A Kentucky federal judge on Sept. 24 remanded a long-term disability (LTD) claim and life insurance with waiver of premium (LWOP) claim to the disability plan administrator after determining that the administrator's termination of LTD and LWOP benefits was arbitrary and capricious (Lewis Bustetter v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 18-1, E.D. Ky., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163075).
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AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio federal judge on Sept. 11 reinstated a disability claimant's long-term disability (LTD) benefits after determining that the termination of her benefits was arbitrary and capricious because the insurer selectively reviewed the medical evidence to support its denial (Kristina Rossiter v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 18-1421, N.D. Ohio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155126).
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PORTLAND, Maine - A disability insurer's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits based on its finding that the claimant was not disabled from performing the duties of any occupation was reasonable based on the medical evidence and was not arbitrary and capricious, a Maine federal judge said Sept. 26 (Mitchell A. Weeman v. Life Insurance Company of North America, No. 18-278, D. Me., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165369).
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 refused to review the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' ruling in favor of a disability insurer on the insurer's interpretation of the term "regular occupation" (Juanita Nichols v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., No. 19-242, U.S. Sup.).
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NEW YORK - A New York federal magistrate judge on Sept. 5 recommended dismissing a former National Football League player's complaint after determining that the player failed to provide support for allegations that the NFL's retirement plan and its fiduciaries duty violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by refusing to reclassify players' disability benefits as football degenerative (FD) benefits despite evidence showing that the disabilities suffered by players were caused by numerous hits to the head and concussions sustained while playing in the NFL (Christopher Hudson, et al. v. National Football League Ma...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal magistrate judge on Sept. 17 denied a disability insurer's motion to grant summary judgment on a disability claimant's remaining claims based on the claimant's failure to file a response to the insurer's motion and allowed the claimant one final opportunity to file a response after determining that an extension is warranted based on the claimant's pro se status (Jerome Clay v. AT&T Umbrella Benefit Plan No. 3, No. 17-749, E.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159246).
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